Apache MyFaces Tomahawk JSF Framework Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability
iDefense Security Advisory 06.14.07 http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/ Jun 14, 2007
Java Server Faces, JSF, is a framework used to create server side GUI Web applications. It is comparable to the Java Struts framework. Apache MyFaces Tomahawk is an open source implementation of JSF. The Tomahawk version contains Apache extensions to the base specification. More information is available at the following URL.
Remote exploitation of an input validation vulnerability in Apache Software Foundation's MyFaces Tomahawk JSF framework could allow an attacker to perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows an attacker to conduct an XSS attack on a user. This could allow an attacker to steal cookies, inject content into pages, or submit requests using the user's credentials.
iDefense has confirmed the existence of this vulnerability in MyFaces Tomahawk version 1.1.5. Previous versions may also be affected.
iDefense is currently unaware of any workaround for this issue.
VI. VENDOR RESPONSE
The Apache Software Foundation MyFaces team has addressed this vulnerability by releasing version 1.1.6 of MyFaces Tomahawk. More information can be found at the following URL.
VII. CVE INFORMATION
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the name CVE-2007-3101 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org/), which standardizes names for security problems.
VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
06/05/2007 Initial vendor notification 06/05/2007 Initial vendor response 06/14/2007 Coordinated public disclosure
This vulnerability was reported to iDefense by Rajat Swarup of VeriSign Global Security Consulting.
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