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Silver Peak VX is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery and cross-site scripting

Vulnerability Note VU#867980

Original Release Date: 2014-07-28 | Last Revised: 2014-07-28


Silver Peak VX version is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery and cross-site scripting.


CWE-352: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) - CVE-2014-2974

Silver Peak VX version contains a cross-site request forgery vulnerability in /php/user_account.php that allows an unauthenticated user to create a new administrator account.

CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') - CVE-2014-2975
Silver Peak VX version also contains a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability in /php/user_account.php that can allow an attacker to inject arbitrary HTML content (including scripts) via the vulnerable query string parameter user_id .

The CVSS score below applies to the CVE-2013-2975 vulnerability.


An attacker can conduct a cross-site scripting or cross-site request forgery attack, which could be used for privilege escalation or to inject arbitrary HTML content (including script) into a web page presented to the user.


Apply an Update
Silver Peak has provided an update to fix CVE-2014-2975 in Silver Peak VX 6.2.4. CVE-2014-2974 is expected to be addressed "in the next maintenance release" according to the vendor.

Vendor Information


Silver Peak Affected

Notified:  April 16, 2014 Updated: July 23, 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 5 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Temporal 4 E:POC/RL:TF/RC:C
Environmental 0 CDP:N/TD:N/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to William Costa for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chris King.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2014-2974, CVE-2014-2975
Date Public: 2014-07-28
Date First Published: 2014-07-28
Date Last Updated: 2014-07-28 13:06 UTC
Document Revision: 17

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