SARA Security Scanner Service Banner XSS

2003-12-17T09:22:27
ID OSVDB:3076
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2003-12-17T09:22:27

Description

Vulnerability Description

Security Auditor's Research Assistant (SARA) contains a flaw that allows a remote Cross Site Scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate service banner content during scanning. This could allow a user to send a specially crafted banner that would execute arbitrary code on the server leading to a loss of integrity.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 5.0.0 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

Security Auditor's Research Assistant (SARA) contains a flaw that allows a remote Cross Site Scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate service banner content during scanning. This could allow a user to send a specially crafted banner that would execute arbitrary code on the server leading to a loss of integrity.

References:

Secunia Advisory ID:10462 Other Advisory URL: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2003-12/0260.html Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2003-12/0264.html Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2003-12/0285.html ISS X-Force ID: 14033 Bugtraq ID: 9241