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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco SocialMiner Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-79: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
IntelliShield ID:30674
Version:1
First Published:2013 September 06 15:50 GMT
Last Published:2013 September 06 15:50 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-5483
BugTraq ID:62252
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:4.3 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:3.7
 
Version Summary:Cisco SocialMiner contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks on a targeted system. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in the bookmarklet.jsp page of Cisco SocialMiner could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to send a malicious script to an unsuspecting user.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing the user of the affected device to follow a malicious link or visit an attacker-controlled website. An exploit could allow the attacker to submit arbitrary requests to the affected device via the affected web browser with the privileges of the user.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco SocialMiner version 9.0(1) is vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco SocialMiner may also be vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
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.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-5483

Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCuh73868 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary script code in the user's browser session under the context of the affected site. An exploit could allow the attacker to obtain sensitive information such as authentication cookies or recently submitted data.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation on user-supplied input processed by the bookmarklet.jsp page used by the affected software.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to follow a crafted URL that contains malicious content. Processing the malicious content could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary script code in the user's browser session under the context of the affected site.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Users should verify that unsolicited links are safe to follow.

For additional information about cross-site scripting attacks and the methods used to exploit these vulnerabilities, see the Cisco Applied Mitigation Bulletin Understanding Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Threat Vectors

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Cisco customers with active contracts should contact their Cisco support team for assistance in upgrading to a software version that includes fixes for this vulnerability. Cisco customers without contracts may contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via email at tac@cisco.com for assistance.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco SocialMiner 9.0 (1)

Associated Products:
N/A




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