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ForeScout CounterACT reflected XSS vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#815532

Original Release Date: 2012-06-08 | Last Revised: 2013-05-15


The ForeScout CounterACT appliance contains reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.


The web interface of the ForeScout CounterACT appliance contains reflected XSS vulnerabilities (CWE-79). The following are a couple examples:


Additional details may be found in ForeScout Security Advisory 12-01. (Login Required)


A remote attacker may, by luring a user into clicking a malicious URL, be able to disclose sensitive information, steal user cookies, or escalate privileges.


Apply an Update

    • CounterACT install Hotfix 4.12050
    • CounterACT install Hotfix 10.0
    • CounterACT install Hotfix 6.0
    • CounterACT install Hotfix 1.0

Customers may obtain these patches automatically via the "Check For Updates" function or by logging into the ForeScout Customer Support Portal. (Login Required)

Vendor Information


ForeScout Affected

Notified:  May 02, 2012 Updated: June 07, 2012



Vendor Statement

ForeScout Technologies would like to thank Travis Lee and the CERT-CC for reporting and responsible disclosure of 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:N/I:P/A:N
Temporal 3.4 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 3.4 CDP:ND/TD:ND/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Travis Lee for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2012-1825
Date Public: 2012-06-07
Date First Published: 2012-06-08
Date Last Updated: 2013-05-15 19:33 UTC
Document Revision: 24

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