XSS in Tomcat send mail example

2007.07.25
Credit: Mark Thomas
Risk: Low
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-79


CVSS Base Score: 4.3/10
Impact Subscore: 2.9/10
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Medium
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: None
Integrity impact: Partial
Availability impact: None

CVE-2007-3383: XSS in Tomcat send mail example Severity: Low (Cross-site scripting) Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation Versions Affected: 4.0.0 to 4.0.6 4.1.0 to 4.1.36 Description: When reporting error messages, the SendMailServlet does not filter user supplied data before display. This enables an XSS attack. Mitigation: Undeploy the examples web application. Credit: This issue was discovered by Tomasz Kuczynski, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, who worked with the CERT/CC to report the vulnerability. Example: On this page http://localhost:8080/examples/jsp/mail/sendmail.jsp enter the following text <script>alert('XSS reflected')</script> in the From field and click Send. References: http://tomcat.apache.org/security.html Mark Thomas


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