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Mediatrix 4402 digital gateway web interface contains a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#252294

Original Release Date: 2014-02-03 | Last Revised: 2014-04-07

Overview

Mediatrix's web management interface for the 4402 digital gateway device with firmware version Dgw 1.1.13.186, and possibly earlier versions, contains a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. (CWE-79)

Description

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

Mediatrix's web management interface for the 4402 digital gateway device with firmware version Dgw 1.1.13.186, and possibly earlier versions, contains a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. The reflected XSS is found in the login page's vulnerable parameter "username". The following is a proof-of-concept of the XSS vulnerability.

http://<<MediatrixWebInterfaceIP/Host>>/login.esp?r=system_info.esp&username=%22/%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert%281%29%3C/script%3E

Impact

A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary script in the context of the end-user's browser session.

Solution

We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem. Please consider the following workaround.

Restrict access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Note that restricting access does not prevent XSS or CSRF attacks since the attack comes as an HTTP request from a legitimate user's host. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from accessing the Mediatrix web interface using stolen credentials from a blocked network location.

Vendor Information

252294
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

media5 Corporation

Notified:  January 14, 2014 Updated:  February 03, 2014

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 4.3 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Temporal 3.3 E:U/RL:ND/RC:UC
Environmental 0.8 CDP:ND/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tudor Enache of Help AG Middle East for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2014-1612
Date Public: 2014-01-23
Date First Published: 2014-02-03
Date Last Updated: 2014-04-07 12:39 UTC
Document Revision: 16

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