Cisco Identity Services Engine Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in certain report output pages of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against the report pages of Cisco ISE.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by injecting a malicious link into a report. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a user viewing a specific report to execute a malicious script.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco ISE Software Release 1.2 patch 2 and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco ISE Software may also be 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.
Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2014-0681
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCui15064 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary script or HTML code in the user's browser session in the security context of the affected site. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to obtain sensitive browser-based information such as authentication cookies and recently submitted data.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation by the affected software.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by injecting a malicious link into a report generated by the affected software. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a user viewing a specific report to execute a malicious script, which could be used to conduct further attacks.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.
Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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