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Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) and Wireless Control System (WCS) vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS)

Vulnerability Note VU#830316

Original Release Date: 2013-09-03 | Last Revised: 2013-09-13

Overview

Cisco Prime NCS and WCS Health Monitor Login pages contain a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability (CWE-79).

Description

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

Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) and Wireless Control System (WCS) Health Monitor Login pages contain an input validation error which results in a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability that can allow an attacker to inject arbitrary HTML content (including script).

Please see Cisco Release Note Enclosure (RNE) CSCud18375 (login required) for more information.

Impact

An attacker can conduct a cross-site scripting attack which may be used to inject arbitrary HTML content (including script) into a web page presented to the user. JavaScript can be used to steal authentication cookies or other sensitive information.

Solution

We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Vendor Information

830316
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Notified:  May 24, 2013 Updated:  July 31, 2013

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.

Vendor References


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 5.8 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Temporal 5.5 E:F/RL:U/RC:C
Environmental 1.4 CDP:N/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tenable Network Security for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Adam Rauf.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2012-5990
Date Public: 2013-09-03
Date First Published: 2013-09-03
Date Last Updated: 2013-09-13 19:22 UTC
Document Revision: 52

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