Advisory ID: SWRX-2011-001

Advisory Information
  • Title: Imperva SecureSphere Persistent Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • Advisory ID: SWRX-2011-001
  • Date published: Monday, May 23, 2011 
  • CVE: CVE-2011-0767 
  • CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (Low) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) 
  • Date of last update: Monday, May 23, 2011 
  • Vendors contacted: Imperva 
  • Release mode: Coordinated 
  • Discovered by: Sean Talbot, Dell SecureWorks

A vulnerability exists in Imperva SecureSphere due to improper validation of user-controlled input. User-controllable input is not properly sanitized for illegal or malicious content prior to being stored and later returned to an administrator in dynamically generated web content. Remote attackers could leverage this issue to conduct persistent cross-site scripting attacks. When the malicious content is viewed, arbitrary script or HTML code injected into the affected database field will be executed in the SecureSphere administrative user’s browser session in the security context of the SecureSphere administrative GUI. Successful exploitation may aid an attacker in retrieving session cookies, stealing recently submitted data, or launching further attacks.

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