LANSA aXes Web Terminal Cross Site Scripting

2011-05-01T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:101029
Type packetstorm
Reporter Patrick Webster
Modified 2011-05-01T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `LANSA aXes Web Terminal (TN5250) Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability  
http://www.osisecurity.com.au/advisories/lansa-axes-web-terminal-tn5250-cross-site-scripting  
  
Release Date:  
30-Apr-2011  
  
Software:  
LANSA - aXes  
http://www.lansa.com  
http://www.axeslive.com  
  
"Transform your 5250 applications into GUI browser-based applications  
automatically – without changing any lines of your source code. Work with  
IBM i, System i, iSeries and AS/400 5250 applications securely and efficiently  
from browser-based devices running across the Internet, inside your corporate  
Intranet or on a mobile network."  
  
Versions tested:  
Version V1R3M5 / VRM130.000 (135001) has been confirmed as  
vulnerable. Other versions untested.  
  
Vulnerability discovered:  
Cross-site Scripting  
  
Vulnerability impact:  
Low - Remote content may contain JavaScript which is client executed.  
May be used to steal authentication information.  
  
Vulnerability information:  
The remote page may contain JavaScript for XSS purposes, e.g. cookies.  
  
Example:  
  
https://[target]/axests/terminal?cssref=/ts/skins/axes_default.css?axbuild=135001&login="><script>alert("XSS");</script>  
  
Recommendation:  
  
Vendor did not respond.  
  
Workaround:  
  
Disable JavaScript, use a WAF / IDS etc.  
  
Credit:  
This vulnerability was discovered by Patrick Webster.  
  
Disclosure timeline:  
18-Sep-2010 - Discovered during audit.  
23-Sep-2010 - Notified vendor. Received automated support ticket.  
30-Apr-2011 - Disclosure.  
  
About OSI Security:  
  
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and external penetration testing, vulnerability auditing and wireless  
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We can be found at http://www.osisecurity.com.au/  
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