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Tyler Technologies TaxWeb contains multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#911678

Original Release Date: 2013-10-25 | Last Revised: 2013-10-28


Tyler Technologies TaxWeb and possibly earlier versions contain cross-site request forgery (CWE-352), information exposure (CWE-203), and reflected cross-site scripting (CWE-79) vulnerabilities.


CWE-352: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) - CVE-2013-6018

TaxWeb contains a cross-site request forgery vulnerability on the login.jsp pages. An attacker can send a constructed webpage link to a previously authenticated user to make an unauthorized change to their password.

CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') - CVE-2013-6019

TaxWeb contains a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability that can allow an attacker to inject arbitrary HTML content (including script) via the vulnerable query string parameter accountNum.

CWE-203: Information Exposure Through Discrepancy - CVE-2013-6020

TaxWeb also contains an information exposure vulnerability. The Assessor, Recorder, and Treasurer applications in TaxWeb allow a user to recover their password via their respective passwordRequestPOST.jsp pages. The responses for a valid and invalid username differ, which may allow an attacker to derive valid usernames in a brute-force attempt. Valid usernames return with an HTTP 302 Found response, whereas an invalid username returns an HTTP 200 OK response.

The attacker may also utilize a similar vulnerability in the Treasurer application. When the attacker sends an invalid search request to the search application, the response exposes the query structure to the malicious user which can leak unauthorized sensitive information.

The CVSS score below reflects CVE-2013-6020.


A remote unauthenticated attacker can conduct a cross-site scripting or cross-site request forgery attack, which could be used make unauthorized changes to user credentials or 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. An attacker may also be able to brute-force user credentials due to the information exposure vulnerability.


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

Vendor Information


Tyler Technologies Affected

Notified:  September 10, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013



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 7.8 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:P/A:N
Temporal 6 E:U/RL:ND/RC:UC
Environmental 4.5 CDP:MH/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to CAaNES LLC for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Adam Rauf.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2013-6018, CVE-2013-6019, CVE-2013-6020
Date Public: 2013-10-25
Date First Published: 2013-10-25
Date Last Updated: 2013-10-28 12:48 UTC
Document Revision: 28

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