A vulnerability in the web-based administration console of Apache ActiveMQ could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack on a targeted system.
The vulnerability exists in the web-based administration console on the queue.jsp page of the affected software and is due to insufficient data filtering of the QueueFilter parameter. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to access a link that submits malicious input to the targeted system. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary script code in the context of the targeted user's browser, access sensitive information, or perform other unauthorized actions.
Apache has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.
To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker may use misleading language or instructions to persuade a user to follow a link that submits malicious input to the targeted system.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.
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.
Users are advised not to visit websites or follow links that have suspicious characteristics or cannot be verified as safe.
Administrators are advised to use an unprivileged account when browsing the Internet.
Administrators are advised to monitor critical systems.
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