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CVE-2008-2025 Detail

Description

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Apache Struts before 1.2.9-162.31.1 on SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 11, before 1.2.9-108.2 on SUSE openSUSE 10.3, before 1.2.9-198.2 on SUSE openSUSE 11.0, and before 1.2.9-162.163.2 on SUSE openSUSE 11.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors related to "insufficient quoting of parameters."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/09/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2025
Original release date:
04/09/2009
Last revised:
04/18/2009
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/20/2009)

This is not a security flaw in Struts. Struts has never guaranteed to perform filtering of the untrusted user inputs used as html tag attributes names or values. If user inputs need to be used as part of the tag attributes, the JSP page needs to perform filtering explicitly. For further details, see: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-2025

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://download.opensuse.org/update/10.3-test/repodata/patch-struts-5872.xml Patch External Source CONFIRM http://download.opensuse.org/update/10.3-test/repodata/patch-struts-5872.xml
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-04/msg00003.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:008
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-2025.html External Source CONFIRM http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-2025.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=385273 External Source MISC https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=385273
https://launchpad.net/bugs/cve/2008-2025 External Source MISC https://launchpad.net/bugs/cve/2008-2025

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)

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