Vulnerability Note VU#830316

Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) and Wireless Control System (WCS) vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS)

Original Release date: 03 Sep 2013 | Last revised: 13 Sep 2013

Overview

Cisco Prime NCS and WCS Health Monitor Login pages contain a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability (CWE-79).

Description

CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) and Wireless Control System (WCS) Health Monitor Login pages contain an input validation error which results in a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability that can allow an attacker to inject arbitrary HTML content (including script).

Please see Cisco Release Note Enclosure (RNE) CSCud18375 (login required) for more information.

Impact

An attacker can conduct a cross-site scripting attack which may be used to inject arbitrary HTML content (including script) into a web page presented to the user. JavaScript can be used to steal authentication cookies or other sensitive information.

Solution

We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Cisco Systems, Inc.Affected24 May 201331 Jul 2013
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 5.8 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Temporal 5.5 E:F/RL:U/RC:C
Environmental 1.4 CDP:N/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit

Thanks to Tenable Network Security for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Adam Rauf.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2012-5990
  • Date Public: 03 Sep 2013
  • Date First Published: 03 Sep 2013
  • Date Last Updated: 13 Sep 2013
  • Document Revision: 52

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