Microsoft System Center Operations Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. Updates are available.
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.
The vulnerability is due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a targeted user to follow a malicious link. If successful, the attacker could execute arbitrary script or HTML code in the user's browser in the security context of the affected site.
Microsoft has confirmed the vulnerability in a security bulletin and released software updates.
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 are vulnerable.
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the provided link.
Microsoft has released a security bulletin at the following link: MS13-003
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary script or HTML code in the user's browser in the security context of the targeted application, allowing the attacker to access sensitive browser-based information or take actions in the application with the privileges of the user.
The vulnerability is due to improper validation of user-supplied input to the affected application. The application fails to sanitize supplied input before returning that input to the user in the context of the application.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by convincing the user to follow a link that is designed to supply malicious input to the affected application. When followed, the link could cause the application to return malicious input rendered in the security context of the affected site. As a result, the attacker could execute arbitrary script or HTML code in the user's browser.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Users are advised not to open e-mail messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in e-mail messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
Microsoft customers can obtain updates directly by using the links in the security bulletin. These updates are also distributed by Windows automatic update features and available on the Microsoft Update service. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Systems Management Server, and System Center Configuration Manager can assist administrators in deploying software updates.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
System Center Operations Manager
2007 Base, SP1 | 2007 R2 Base
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