Semantic Enterprise Wiki Halo Extension 'target' XSS Vulnerability

Published: 2012-03-16 11:04:28
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow attackers to execute arbitrary web script or HTML in a user's browser session in the context of an affected site.

Affected Versions:
Semantic Enterprise Wiki (SMW+) 1.6.0_2 and earlier

Technical Details:
The flaw is due to an input passed via the 'target' parameter to 'index.php/Special:FormEdit' is not properly sanitised in the 'smwfOnSfSetTargetName()' function before being returned to the user.

Recommendations:
No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

Summary:
This host is running Semantic Enterprise Wiki and is prone to cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Solution Type:
Vendor will not fix

Detection Type:
remote_app

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-1212

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/51980

References:

http://secunia.com/advisories/47968
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/51980
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/73167
http://packetstormsecurity.org/files/109637/SMW-1.5.6-Cross-Site-Scripting.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3

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