McAfee Network Security Manager Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability

Credit: ctu
Risk: Low
Local: No
Remote: Yes

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

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 SecureWorks Security Advisory SWRX-2009-001 McAfee Network Security Manager Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability Advisory Information Title: McAfee Network Security Manager Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability Advisory ID: SWRX-2009-001 Advisory URL: Date published: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 CVE: CVE-2009-3565 CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (Medium) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) Date of last update: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Vendors contacted: McAfee, Inc. Release mode: Coordinated release Discovered by: Daniel King, SecureWorks Summary McAfee Network Security Manager is vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS) caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using vulnerable parameters in a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim?s web browser within the security context of the Network Security Manager site. Affected Products McAfee Network Security Manager (NSM), version (default configuration). It is unknown which other versions, if any, are affected as of November 11, 2009. Vendor Information, Solutions and Workarounds McAfee has provided a new release to address this security flaw. Upgrade NSM software to NSM or above, available for McAfee NSM clients at: More information is available from McAfee at: McAfee Security Bulletin SB10004 Intrushield NSM update fixes XSS flaw Follow best practices of placing the security management console on a segregated management network. Apply restrictive, default-deny firewall policies to protect these assets from access by unauthorized users. Do not perform administrative access of security management consoles from computers exposed to the Internet through web browsing, email, and other applications. Lock down and heavily monitor systems used to perform administrative tasks such as accessing security management consoles. Details User-controllable input supplied by the ?iaction? and ?node? parameters to the ?Login.jsp? page is not properly sanitized for invalid or malicious content prior to being returned to the user in dynamically generated web content. This condition may aid an attacker in retrieving session cookies, stealing recently submitted data, or launching further attacks. SecureWorks Risk Scoring Likelihood: 2 ? Best practice is to deploy the management console web application on a segmented management network. Impact: 5 ? Control over security appliances managed by the management console. CVSS Severity (version 2.0) Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism Access Complexity: Medium Authentication: Not required to exploit Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification Confidentiality Impact: None Integrity Impact: Partial Availability Impact: None Impact Subscore: 2.9 Exploitability Subscore: 8.6 CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (Medium) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) Proof of Concept The following example URLs demonstrate user-controllable JavaScript being executed in the context of the McAfee Network Security Manager website. https://x.x.x.x/intruvert/jsp/module/Login.jsp?password=&Login%2bID=&nod e=&iaction=precreatefcb14"><script>alert('XSS')</script>8b3283a1e57 https://x.x.x.x/intruvert/jsp/module/Login.jsp?password=&Login%2bID=&nod e=8502a"><script>alert(1)</script>2aa99b60533&iaction=precreatefcb14"><s cript>alert(?XSS?)</script>8b3283a1e57 Revision History 1.0 November 11, 2009 ? 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About SecureWorks With over 2000 clients, SecureWorks has become one of the leading Security as a Service providers safeguarding more organizations 24x7 than any other vendor. SecureWorks focuses exclusively on information security services and was recently positioned in the Leader's Quadrant in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs). SecureWorks Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform augmented with applied security research and 100% GIAC-certified experts protects clients with our award-winning Managed Security Services and SIM On-Demand solution. Disclaimer Copyright ? 2009 SecureWorks, Inc. This advisory may not be edited or modified in any way without the express written consent of SecureWorks, Inc. If you wish to reprint this advisory or any portion or element thereof, please contact ctu (at) secureworks (dot) com [email concealed] to seek permission. 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