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Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance WebVPN Login Page Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-79: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
IntelliShield ID:33406
Version:2
First Published:2014 March 19 15:32 GMT
Last Published:2016 February 19 22:48 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2014-2120
BugTraq ID:66290
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:4.3 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:3.4
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco has updated this alert to indicate the availability of software updates.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in the WebVPN login page of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against a user of WebVPN on the Cisco ASA.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation of a parameter. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to access a malicious link.

Cisco PSIRT would like to thank Piotr Karolak of Trustwave's SpiderLabs for reporting this vulnerability.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
Cisco ASA Software versions 8.4(7) and prior and 9.1(4) and prior are 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.

Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that proof-of-concept exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
 
Vendor Announcements
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCun19025 for a complete list of affected and fixed product versions.
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary script code in the user's browser session and steal sensitive information, such as authentication cookies or recently submitted data.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation of a parameter by the affected software.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to access a malicious link. If successful, the attacker could execute arbitrary script code in the user's browser session and steal sensitive information, such as authentication cookies.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Users are advised not to open email messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in email messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.

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 can obtain updates through the Software Center at the following link: Cisco.  Cisco customers without contracts can obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via email at tac@cisco.com.
 
Alert History
 
Version 1, March 19, 2014, 11:32 AM: Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. Updates are not available.


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

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software 8.0 .1.2, .2, .2.11, .2.15, .3, .3.6, .3.12, .3.19, .4, .4.3, .4.9, .4.16, .4.23, .4.25, .4.28, .4.31, .4.32, .4.33, .5, .5.20, .5.23, .5.25, .5.27, .5.28, .5.31 | 8.1 .1, .1.6, .2, .2.13, .2.15, .2.16, .2.19, .2.23, .2.24, .2.49, .2.50, .2.55, .2.56 | 8.2 .0.45, .1, .1.11, .2, .2.9, .2.10, .2.12, .2.16, .2.17, .3, .4, .4.1, .4.4, .5, .5.13, .5.22, .5.26, .5.33, .5.40, .5.41, .5.46 | 8.3 .1, .1.1, .1.4, .1.6, .2, .2.4, .2.13, .2.23, .2.25, .2.31, .2.33, .2.34, .2.37, .2.39 | 8.4 .1, .1.3, .1.11, .2, .2.1, .2.8, .3, .3.8, .3.9, .4, .4.1, .4.3, .4.5, .4.9, .5, .5.6, .6, .7 | 9.0 .1, .2, .2.10, .3, .3.6 | 9.1 .1, .1.4, .2, .2.8, .3

Associated Products:
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