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U-229: HP Network Node Manager i Input Validation Flaw Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

August 7, 2012 - 7:00am

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PROBLEM:

HP Network Node Manager i Input Validation Flaw Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

PLATFORM:

HP Network Node Manager I (NNMi) v8.x, v9.0x, v9.1x, v9.20 for HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows

ABSTRACT:

Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HP Network Node Manager i (NNMi) for HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows. The vulnerabilities could be remotely exploited resulting in cross site scripting (XSS).

Reference LINKS:

HP Document ID: c03405705
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027345
Bugtraq ID: 54815
CVE-2012-2022

IMPACT ASSESSMENT:

Medium

Discussion:

The software does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the HP Network Node Manager i (NNMi) software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Impact:

An attacker may leverage this issue to execute arbitrary script code in the browser of an unsuspecting user in the context of the affected site. This may allow the attacker to steal cookie-based authentication credentials and to launch other attacks.

 

Solution:

The vendor has issued a fix.   HP Support Center

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