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Secunia Research: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client CAD Service Script Insertion

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                     Secunia Research 29/10/2007

  - IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client CAD Service Script Insertion -

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Table of Contents

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

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1) Affected Software 

* IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client 5.3.5.3
* IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client 5.4.1.2

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Less critical
Impact: Script insertion
Where:  Local network

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3) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered some vulnerabilities in IBM Tivoli
Storage Manager Client, which can be exploited by malicious people to
conduct script insertion attacks.

Certain input passed in HTTP requests to the CAD service is not
properly sanitised before being logged. This can be exploited to 
insert arbitrary HTML and script code into dsmerror.log, which is 
executed in a user's browser session in context of the affected site 
when e.g. viewing the log file via the web-based interface using the
"FILE" functionality of the CAD service.

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4) Solution 

Restrict access to the CAD service (default port 1581/tcp).

Filter malicious characters and character sequences in a proxy.

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5) Time Table 

10/10/2007 - Vendor notified.
16/10/2007 - Vendor notified.
22/10/2007 - Vendor notified.
22/10/2007 - Vendor response.
26/10/2007 - Vendor contacted.
29/10/2007 - Public disclosure.

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6) Credits 

Discovered by Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.

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7) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2007-4348 for the vulnerability.

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9) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-75/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
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