Tripwire Enterprise Input Validation Hole Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1019279|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1019279
(Links to External Site)
Updated: Feb 7 2008|
Original Entry Date: Jan 29 2008
Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): Enterprise/Server 7.0|
Dave Lewis of Liquidmatrix Security Digest reported a vulnerability in Tripwire Enterprise/Server. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.|
The web management login page does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the Tripwire software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
The original advisory is available at:
A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Tripwire software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.|
The vendor has issued a fix (Patch 866, te-126.96.36.1996_patch.zip).|
Vendor URL: www.tripwire.com/ (Links to External Site)
Input validation error|
|Underlying OS: Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), Linux (SuSE), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (2000), Windows (2003)|
Source Message Contents
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 06:16:09 -0800 (PST)|
Subject: Advisory: Tripwire Enterprise/Server XSS Vulnerability
Name: Tripwire Enterprise/Server XSS Vulnerability
Release Date: 29 January 2008
Discover: Dave Lewis
Product: Tripwire Enterprise/Server Management Web Interface
Systems Affected: version 7.0 (as tested)
NB. Earlier versions are affected as well. Please upgrade.
Risk: Less Critical
The Tripwire Enterprise/Server management login page contains a
vulnerability in the login page is susceptible to a cross site scripting
Impact: a remote attacker could execute a XSS attack that could pass
arbitrary html to the user.
Input passed to the URL of the web management login page is not properly
sanitized before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to
execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in
context of an affected site.
This issue has been resolved.
The patch may be obtained by customers from:
http://www.tripwire.com (Patch 866 "te-188.8.131.526_patch.zip")
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