Verity Ultraseek contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the processing of search requests

2005-02-21T00:00:00
ID VU:716144
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2005-03-10T22:09:00

Description

Overview

Verity's Ultraseek application contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the processing of search requests.

Description

Verity Ultraseek is a web site search engine application. Ultraseek contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the processing of search requests. More information about cross-site scripting can be found in CERT Advisory CA-2000-02.


Impact

An attacker may be able to obtain sensitive data from a web site that uses Ultraseek. Depending on the nature of the web site, this data may include passwords, credit card numbers, and any arbitrary information provided by the user. Likewise, information stored in cookies could be stolen or corrupted.


Solution

Install an update

According to Verity, this issue is resolved by upgrading to Ultraseek 5.3.3.


Vendor Information

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Notified: December 10, 2004 Updated: February 10, 2005

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Verity has indicated that a current support contract is required to download Ultraseek 5.3.3.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

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References

  • <http://mikx.de/index.php?p=6>
  • <https://customers.verity.com/>
  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/14367/>
  • <http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/12617>
  • <http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/19430>
  • <http://osvdb.org/displayvuln.php?osvdb_id=14045>

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Michael Krax for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2005-0514
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CERT Advisory: | CA-2000-02
Severity Metric: | 7.43
Date Public: | 2004-12-23
Date First Published: | 2005-02-21
Date Last Updated: | 2005-03-10 22:09 UTC
Document Revision: | 18