Vulnerability Note VU#815532

ForeScout CounterACT reflected XSS vulnerability

Original Release date: 08 Jun 2012 | Last revised: 15 May 2013

Overview

The ForeScout CounterACT appliance contains reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.

Description

The web interface of the ForeScout CounterACT appliance contains reflected XSS vulnerabilities (CWE-79). The following are a couple examples:

hxxp://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/status?username=test"><script>alert(1);</script>
hxxp://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/status?action=4362907358160917120&forgotpass=true&loginname=test<script>alert(1);</script>

Additional details may be found in ForeScout Security Advisory 12-01. (Login Required)

Impact

A remote attacker may, by luring a user into clicking a malicious URL, be able to disclose sensitive information, steal user cookies, or escalate privileges.

Solution

Apply an Update

  • CounterACT 6.3.3.2 install Hotfix 4.12050
  • CounterACT 6.3.4.0 install Hotfix 10.0
  • CounterACT 6.3.4.1 install Hotfix 6.0
  • CounterACT 6.3.4.10 install Hotfix 1.0

Customers may obtain these patches automatically via the "Check For Updates" function or by logging into the ForeScout Customer Support Portal. (Login Required)

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
ForeScoutAffected02 May 201207 Jun 2012
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 4.3 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Temporal 3.4 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 3.4 CDP:ND/TD:ND/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit

Thanks to Travis Lee for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2012-1825
  • Date Public: 07 Jun 2012
  • Date First Published: 08 Jun 2012
  • Date Last Updated: 15 May 2013
  • Document Revision: 23

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