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Summary

Name: Websense XSS Vulnerability
Release Date: 10 December 2007
Reference: LSD002-2007
Discover: Dave Lewis
CVE: Pending
Vendor: Websense
Product: Websense Enterprise and Websense Web Security Suite
Systems Affected: version 6.3 (as tested)

Risk: Less Critical
Status: Published
Reference:
http://www.liquidmatrix.org/blog/2007/12/10/advisory-websense-xss-vulnerability/

Time Line

Discovered: 8 November 2007
Reported: 8 November 2007
Fixed: 21 November 2007
Patch Release: 21 November 2007
Published: 10 December 2007

Description

Websense Enterprise and Websense Web Security Suite contain a vulnerability in the login page is susceptible to a cross site scripting (XSS) attack.

Impact: a remote attacker could execute a XSS attack that could pass arbitrary html to the user.

Technical Details

Input passed to the “username” field of the logon page is not properly sanitized before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user’s browser session in context of an affected site.

Fix Information

This issue has now been resolved.

The patch may be obtained from:

http://www.websense.com (Hotfix #80)

Knowledge Base #1840
http://www.websense.com/SupportPortal/SupportKbs/1840.aspx

Notes

I would like to thank Dan and the rest of the Websense team for their professionalism. I should note that the release of this advisory was delayed due simply to an errant email.

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[tags]Security Advisory, Advisory, Websense, Websense Vulnerability[/tags]

Comments
  • bouwow

    is the problem solved yet?

  • Dave Lewis

    @bouwow

    Yes, the hotfix (#80) is available via the Websense support site.

    cheers

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