Secunia Research: 3Com OfficeConnect Secure Router Cross-Site Scripting

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                     Secunia Research 08/06/2007

      - 3Com OfficeConnect Secure Router Cross-Site Scripting -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

3Com OfficeConnect Secure Router firmware version 1.04-168.

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Less critical
Impact: Cross-Site Scripting
Where:  Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"The 3Com® OfficeConnect® Secure Router provides protected, high-speed
Internet access for multiple users in home and small or branch office
environments".

Product Link:
http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/detail.jsp?pathtype=purchase&tab=
features&sku=3CR860-95

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in 3Com OfficeConnect
Secure Router, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct
cross-site scripting attacks.

Input passed to the "tk" parameter in a specific page on the web-based
management interface is not properly sanitised before being returned 
to users. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script 
code in a user's browser session in context of a vulnerable site.

Example:
http://[host]/cgi-bin/admin?page=1&tk=>[code]

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5) Solution 

Filter malicious characters and character sequences.

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6) Time Table 

03/08/2006 - Vendor notified.
14/08/2006 - Vendor response.
11/10/2006 - Vendor contacted (status request).
11/10/2006 - Vendor response.
23/05/2007 - Vendor contacted (status request).
23/05/2007 - Vendor response.
28/05/2007 - Vendor contacted (status request).
08/06/2007 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2006-3974 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

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