Open Web Analytics Persistent Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

Dell SecureWorks Security Advisory SWRX-2014-005

Advisory Information

  • Title: Open Web Analytics Persistent Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Advisory ID: SWRX-2014-005
  • Date published: Thursday, February 13, 2014
  • CVE: CVE-2014-1456
  • CVSS v2 base score: 3.5
  • Date of last update: Thursday, February 13, 2014
  • Vendors contacted: Open Web Analytics
  • Release mode: Coordinated
  • Discovered by: Dana James Traversie, Dell SecureWorks


Open Web Analytics (OWA) is open source web analytics software that can track and analyze how visitors use websites and applications. OWA is vulnerable to multiple persistent cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities due to improper sanitization of data in the OWA database. User-controllable input is not properly sanitized before being stored and is later returned to an administrator in dynamically generated web content. Remote attackers could leverage these vulnerabilities to conduct persistent XSS attacks.

Download the PDF: SWRX-2014-005

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