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Authenticated Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) within the Apache Axis2 administration console



PR10-03: Authenticated Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) within the Apache Axis2 administration console
PR10-03: Authenticated Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) within the Apache Axis2 administration console



PR10-03: Authenticated XSS within the Apache Axis2 administration console

Vulnerability found: 30th January 2010

Vendor informed: 1st February 2010

Vulnerability fixed:

Severity: Medium

Description:

Axis2 is a web services/SOAP/WDSL engine, widely used within many
commercial products Procheckup has found it used within SAP Business
Objects 12 and 3com's IMC network management tool.


http://ws.apache.org/axis2/ 


The following demonstrate the XSS flaw:

Authenticated XSS normally login as admin and axis2

http://target-domain.foo:8080/imcws/axis2-admin/axis2-admin/axis2-web/axis2-admin/axis2-admin/engagingglobally?submit=%2bEngage%2b&modules= 

Note: The above path will change depending on how axis2 has been installed.


Comfirmed vulnerable versions
1.4.1


Used within many different programs SAP business objects and 3COM IMS


Is vulnerable to a vanilla XSS


Consequences:

An attacker may be able to cause execution of malicious scripting code
in the browser of a user who clicks on a link to a Axis 2 website. Such
code would run within the security context of the target domain. This
type of attack can result in non-persistent defacement of the target
site, or the redirection of confidential information (i.e.: session IDs)
to unauthorised third parties.



Fix:

Apply patch xxx

References:

http://www.procheckup.com/Vulnerabilities.php 



Credits: Richard Brain of ProCheckUp Ltd (www.procheckup.com) 


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