Cisco Wireless Control System XSS

2010-08-09T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:24432
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-08-09T00:00:00

Description

Product Name: Cisco Wireless Control System Vendor: http://www.cisco.com Date: 4 August, 2010 Author: tom@tomneaves.com <tom@tomneaves.com> Original URL: http://www.tomneaves.com/Cisco_Wireless_Control_System_XSS.txt Discovered: 8 July, 2010 Disclosed: 4 August, 2010

I. DESCRIPTION

The Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) is a web interface that allows centralised management and reporting within a Cisco wireless infrastructure.

II. DETAILS

A Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists within the search function on the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) web interface due to insufficient input validation. This enables attackers to prepare links for a website that includes code that is executed by the browser visiting this website.


The affected script is "/webacs/QuickSearchAction.do", namely the "searchText" parameter. Although not tested due to limitations, it is likely that all other parameters related to this script will also be affected by this issue.


Affected Versions: All versions of Cisco WCS up to and including 6.0.181.0. Some versions of 7.0 may be affected. Interim versions 7.0(118.0) and 6.0(194.0) are not vulnerable.

III. VENDOR RESPONSE

8 July, 2010 - Contacted vendor. 8 July, 2010 - Vendor acknowledged and confirmed vulnerability - will include in maintenance patch. 4 August, 2010 - Vendor releases maintenance patch (Cisco Bug ID = CSCtf14288). 4 August, 2010 - Vulnerability publicly disclosed.

IV. CREDIT

Discovered by Tom Neaves (Verizon Business)