Cisco Email Security and Content Security Management Appliance Message Tracking Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

2017-06-07T16:00:00
ID CISCO-SA-20170607-ESA
Type cisco
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-06-06T16:44:38

Description

A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA) and Cisco Content Security Management Appliance (SMA) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against a user of the web-based management interface of an affected device.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input by the web-based management interface of an affected device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user of the interface to click a crafted link. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary script code in the context of the interface or allow the attacker to access sensitive browser-based information.

Additional information about XSS attacks and potential mitigations can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/cmb/cisco-amb-20060922-understanding-xss.html ["https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoAppliedMitigationBulletin/cisco-amb-20060922-understanding-xss"] https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cross-site_Scripting_(XSS) ["https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cross-site_Scripting_(XSS)"]

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link: https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170607-esa ["https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170607-esa"]