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IBM WebSphere Application Server WebContainer "Expect" Header Cross-Site Scripting

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Release Date:  2007-11-15    Last Update:  2008-01-22    Views:  8,175

Secunia Advisory SA27674

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Cross Site Scripting

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in IBM WebSphere Application Server, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Input passed via the "Expect:" header to the WebContainer is not properly sanitised before being returned to a user. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site.

The vulnerability affects versions 5.1.1.4 and later.


Solution:
Update to version 5.1.1.17.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24017314
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21279099
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27006879

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