Vulnerability Note VU#673313

Google Search Appliance dynamic navigation cross-site scripting vulnerability

Original Release date: 01 May 2014 | Last revised: 01 May 2014


Google Search Appliance (GSA) devices contain a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability when dynamic navigation is enabled.


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

Google Search Appliance versions earlier than 7.2.0.G.114 and 7.0.14.G.216 fail to properly sanitize user input that is reflected directly into a JavaScript <script> block if the dynamic navigation feature is enabled. This allows an attacker to perform a reflected XSS attack.


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


Apply an update

This issue is resolved in GSA versions 7.2.0.G.114 and 7.0.14.G.216. These updates are available in the Google Enterprise Support Portal.

Disable dynamic navigation

This vulnerability can be mitigated by disabling the dynamic navigation feature in the GSA.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
GoogleAffected20 Mar 201401 May 2014
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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



This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2014-0362
  • Date Public: 01 May 2014
  • Date First Published: 01 May 2014
  • Date Last Updated: 01 May 2014
  • Document Revision: 22


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