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WatchGuard Fireware XTM devices contain a cross-site scripting vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#807134

Original Release Date: 2014-03-13 | Last Revised: 2014-03-13


WatchGuard Fireware XTM 11.8.1, and possibly earlier versions, contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


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

WatchGuard Fireware XTM 11.8.1 contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the "poll_name" parameter of the "firewall/policy" page.

Additional details may be found in the WatchGuard advisory.


A remote attacker that is able to trick a user in to visiting a specially crafted URL may be able to conduct a cross-site scripting attack. This attack may result in information leakage, privilege escalation, and/or denial of service.


Apply an Update

WatchGuard Fireware XTM 11.8.3 addresses this vulnerability.

Vendor Information


Watchguard Technologies, Inc. Affected

Notified:  January 23, 2014 Updated: March 13, 2014



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

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:N/I:P/A:N
Temporal 3.4 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 0.8 CDP:ND/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to William Costa for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2014-0338
Date Public: 2014-03-13
Date First Published: 2014-03-13
Date Last Updated: 2014-03-13 19:31 UTC
Document Revision: 13

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