Vulnerability Note VU#571068
ManageEngine AssetExplorer fails to properly sanitize XML asset data submission
ManageEngine AssetExplorer version 5.6.0 build number 5610 and possibly older versions is vulnerable to multiple stored XSS vulnerabilities via XML asset data submission.
CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
ManageEngine AssetExplorer version 5.6.0 build number 5610 and possibly older versions is vulnerable to multiple stored XSS vulnerabilities via XML asset data submission. Asset data is submitted by a program on client systems in an XML format via a POST request to http://[hostname]:8989/discoveryServlet/WsDiscoveryServlet?COMPUTERNAME=[computer name]. This submission is not authenticated. It has been reported that several of the data fields in that XML document are not properly filtered on ingestion by the XML processor or on output in the HTML interface. An example of a vulnerable element is the DocRoot/Computer_Information/output element. The value supplied to this element is echoed verbatim when viewing the asset in AssetExplorer, potentially resulting in a persistent XSS attack.
An attacker with access to the ManageEngine AssetExplorer web interface can conduct a cross-site scripting attack, which could be used to result in information leakage, privilege escalation, and/or denial of service.
Vendor Information (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Zoho||Affected||02 Aug 2012||30 Nov 2012|
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Thanks to Philip Martin for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Michael Orlando.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2012-5956
- Date Public: 30 Nov 2012
- Date First Published: 06 Dec 2012
- Date Last Updated: 06 Dec 2012
- Document Revision: 12
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