Vulnerability Note VU#366372

RSA Authentication Agent for Web fails to properly validate input

Original Release date: 07 Jun 2005 | Last revised: 07 Jun 2005

Overview

The RSA Authentication Agent for Web running on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) does not properly validate input that is passed to the "postdata" parameter in "/WebID/IISWebAgentIF.dll" and may allow an attacker to execute code in a user's browser.

Description

RSA Authentication Agent for Web for IIS fails to filter HTML from HTTP POST request input in the "postdata" parameter and may allow a cross-site scripting attack. A remote attacker may be able to insert code which will run from the site running RSA Authentication Agent for Web for IIS and be executed on the target user's web browser.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute code and script code in a user's browser. The attacker may thus be able to impersonate the target user or read protected cookies and data from the target user's web browser, among other possibilities.

Solution

Apply An Update

This issue has been addressed in RSA Authentication Agent for Web for IIS version 5.3.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
RSA SecurityAffected-19 Apr 2005
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

Thanks to Oliver Karow for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ken MacInnis.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2005-1118
  • Date Public: 15 Apr 2005
  • Date First Published: 07 Jun 2005
  • Date Last Updated: 07 Jun 2005
  • Severity Metric: 0.79
  • Document Revision: 4

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