Advisory: Websense XSS Vulnerability Dec 10 2007 04:06PM
Liquidmatrix Security Digest (disclosure liquidmatrix org)
December 10th, 2007

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Summary
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Name: Websense XSS Vulnerability
Release Date: 10 December 2007
Reference: LSD002-2007
Discover: Dave Lewis
CVE:Pending
Vendor: Websense
Product: Websense Enterprise and Websense Web Security Suite
Systems Affected: version 6.3 (as tested)

Risk: Less Critical
Status: Published
Reference:
http://www.liquidmatrix.org/blog/2007/12/10/advisory-websense-xss-vulner
ability/

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Time Line
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Discovered: 8 November 2007
Reported: 8 November 2007
Fixed: 21 November 2007
Patch Release: 21 November 2007
Published: 10 December 2007

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Description
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Websense Enterprise and Websense Web Security Suite contain a
vulnerability in the login page is susceptible to a cross site scripting
(XSS) attack.

Impact: a remote attacker could execute a XSS attack that could pass
arbitrary html to the user.

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Technical Details
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Input passed to the "username" field of the login page is not properly
sanitized before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to
execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in
context of an affected site.

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Fix Information
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This issue has now been resolved.

The patch may be obtained from:

http://www.websense.com (Hotfix #80)

Knowledge Base #1840
http://www.websense.com/SupportPortal/SupportKbs/1840.aspx

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