IRM Security Advisory : Barracuda Networks Spam Firewall Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-05-24T00:00:00


Barracuda Networks Spam Firewall Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability CVE Number: CVE-2008-2333

Vulnerability Type / Importance: Cross-Site Scripting (Reflected) / Medium

Problem Discovered 24 April 2008 Vendor Contacted 24 April 2008 Advisory Published 22 May 2008

Abstract The Barracuda Spam Firewall device web administration interface is vulnerable to a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability which may allow theft of administrative credentials or downloading of malicious content.


The Barracuda device presents LDAP testing functionality via a script called 'ldap_test.cgi'. The script does not sufficiently validate user-supplied input within the 'email' parameter. As a result, client-supplied script code can be injected into the 'email' parameter that would execute in the browser within the security context of the Barracuda device. Vendor information:

Proof of Concept:

https://<vulnerable_host>/cgi-bin/ldap_test.cgi?host= s_mode=tls_mode&tls_require=&username=&password=&filter=&searchbase=&uni que_attr=&email_attr=&domain=*&email=%3Cscript%3Ealert(document.cookie)% 3C/script%3E


Access to the web management application can be limited by IP address. Firmware release has been released by the vendor to address this issue; however the patch has not been tested by IRM.

Tested/Affected Versions:

IRM confirmed the presence of this vulnerability in Barracuda Spam Firewall 600 Firmware The vendor has confirmed the issue exists in all versions prior to


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