Stored XSS Vulnerability In Manage Engine Device Expert

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-05-11T00:00:00


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  • Title :Stored XSS Vulnerability In Manage Engine Device Expert
  • Author: Kaustubh G. Padwad
  • Plugin Homepage:
  • Severity: HIGH
  • Version Affected: Version Build: 5990
  • Version Tested : Version Build: 5990
  • version patched: Separate Patch release for all version


About the Product

DeviceExpert is a web–based, multi vendor network change, configuration and compliance management (NCCCM) solution for switches, routers, firewalls and other network devices. Trusted by thousands of network administrators around the world, DeviceExpert helps automate and take total control of the entire life cycle of device configuration management.

Vulnerable Parameter

  • Login Name

About Vulnerability

This Product is vulnerable to a combination of CSRF/XSS attack meaning that if an admin user can be tricked to visit a crafted URL created by attacker (via spear phishing/social engineering), the attacker can execute arbitrary code into Admin manage console. Once exploited, admin’s browser can be made to do almost anything the admin user could typically do by hijacking admin's cookies etc.

Vulnerability Class

Cross Site Request Forgery ( Cross Site Scripting (

Steps to Reproduce: (POC)

  1. After Setting up Manage engine Login to manage engine Device expert

  2. Navigate to admin-->User Management-->New User

3.Put this Payload into Login Name

4.Fill the other details

payload To Use

<BODY ONLOAD=alert('Hacked_ByS3curity_B3ast')>

  1. Click Save to See Stored XSS in action

  2. Reload Pages to see it many times you want

  3. Same can be done By CSRF also

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Receved from manage engine team


  1. Stop the Device Expert service.
  2. Please replace AdvNCM.jar under DeviceExpert_Home/lib with the one under
  3. Start the Device Expert service

Change Log


11-February-2015 Reported to Developer 13-February-2015 Acknodlagement from Developer 13-March-2015 Fixed by developer 16-March-2015 Requested a cve ID
21-March-2015 Public Disclosed credits ======= * Kaustubh Padwad * Information Security Researcher * * * *