AlienVault USM/OSSIM 5.2 conf/reload.php DOM-based XSS

2016.08.25
Credit: RCE
Risk: Low
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-79


CVSS Base Score: 3.5/10
Impact Subscore: 2.9/10
Exploitability Subscore: 6.8/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single time
Confidentiality impact: None
Integrity impact: Partial
Availability impact: None

RCE Security Advisory https://www.rcesecurity.com 1. ADVISORY INFORMATION ======================= Product: AlienVault USM/OSSIM Vendor URL: www.alienvault.com Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79] Date found: 2016-05-24 Date published: 2016-08-23 CVSSv3 Score: 5.4 (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N) CVE: CVE-2016-6913 2. CREDITS ========== This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Julien Ahrens from RCE Security. 3. VERSIONS AFFECTED ==================== AlienVault OSSIM 5.2 AlienVault USM 5.2 older versions may be affected too. 4. INTRODUCTION =============== OSSIM, AlienVault’s Open Source Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) product, provides you with a feature-rich open source SIEM complete with event collection, normalization and correlation. Launched by security engineers because of the lack of available open source products, OSSIM was created specifically to address the reality many security professionals face: A SIEM, whether it is open source or commercial, is virtually useless without the basic security controls necessary for security visibility. (from the vendor's homepage) 5. VULNERABILITY DETAILS ======================== The script "/ossim/conf/reload.php" is vulnerable to an authenticated DOM-based Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability when user-supplied input to the HTTP GET parameter "back" is processed by the web application. Since the application does not properly validate and sanitize this parameter, it is possible to place arbitrary script code in a document.location.href property which could also be used to redirect a user. The following Proof-of-Concept triggers this vulnerability: https://127.0.0.1/ossim/conf/reload.php?what=policies&back=%27;alert(/XSS/);// The payload is used in a JavaScript, which is embedded within the "/ossim/conf/reload.php" page: <script type="text/javascript"> $(document).ready(function(){ if (typeof(top.refresh_notifications) == 'function') { top.refresh_notifications() } document.location.href = '';alert(/XSS/);//'; }); </script> 6. RISK ======= To successfully exploit this vulnerability an authenticated user must be tricked into visiting an arbitrary website while having an authenticated session in the application. The vulnerability can be used to temporarily embed arbitrary script code into the context of the AlienVault administrative interface, which offers a wide range of possible attacks such as redirecting the user to a malicious page or attacking the browser and its plugins. 7. SOLUTION =========== Update to AlienVault OSSIM/USM 5.3 8. REPORT TIMELINE ================== 2016-05-24: Discovery of the vulnerability 2016-05-24: Notified vendor via public security mail address 2016-05-31: No response, sent out another notification 2016-06-03: Vendor evaluates the vulnerability information 2016-06-23: Vendor confirms the vulnerability 2016-07-12: Vendor sets release date of the fix to 2016-08-02 2016-07-22: CVE requested from MITRE 2016-08-02: Vendor releases advisory ENG-103709 2016-08-23: MITRE assigns CVE-2016-6913 2016-08-23: Advisory released 9. REFERENCES ============= https://www.alienvault.com/forums/discussion/7558/

References:

https://www.alienvault.com/forums/discussion/7558/


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