IBM Net.Data fails to properly validate user input passed to the db2www CGI interpreter, which could allow an attacker to mount a cross-site scripting attack against a vulnerable system.
A remote attacker could access sensitive information related to the vulnerable web page (cookies, form values, URI data). The attacker could also attempt to mislead the user into providing sensitive information such as login credentials.
The CERT/CC is currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.
To help defend against cross-site scripting attacks from the client's perspective, disable scripting in your web browser and HTML-enabled email client. Instructions for disabling scripting can be found in the CERT/CC Malicious Web Scripts FAQ.
Thanks to Secunia for the information contained in their security advisory.
This document was written by Damon Morda.
|Date First Published:||2004-03-08|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-03-19 16:53 UTC|