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[Full-disclosure] Team SHATTER Security Advisory: Cross-site scripting in Oracle Enterprise Manager (REFRESHCHOICE Parameter)

From: Team SHATTER <shatter_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Aug 04 2008 - 16:43:27 GMT
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Team SHATTER Security Advisory

Cross-site scripting in Oracle Enterprise Manager (REFRESHCHOICE Parameter)

August 4, 2008

Risk Level:
High

Affected versions:
Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control 10gR1, 10gR2 and 11g (11.1.0.6)

Remote exploitable:
Yes

Credits:
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Esteban Martínez Fayó of Application Security Inc.

Details:
Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities occur when an attacker tricks a legitimate web application into sending malicious code, generally in the form of a script, to an unsuspecting end user. The attack usually involves crafting a hyperlink with malicious script code embedded within it. A valid user is likely to click this link since it points to a resource on a trusted domain. The link can be posted on a web page, or sent in an instant message, or email. Clicking on the link executes the attacker-injected code in the context of the trusted web application. Typically, the code steals session cookies, which can then be used to impersonate a valid user.
The "REFRESHCHOICE" parameter used in web pages of Oracle Enterprise Manager are vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks. User supplied input to these parameters is returned without proper sanitization, allowing a malicious attacker to inject arbitrary scripting code.

Impact:
Attackers might steal administrator's session cookies, thereby allowing the attacker to impersonate the valid user.

Vendor Status:
Vendor was contacted and a patch was released.

Workaround:
There is no workaround for this issue.

Fix:
Apply Oracle Critical Patch Update July 2008 available at Oracle Metalink.

Links:
http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpujul2008.html http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2603

Timeline:
Vendor Notification - 12/27/2007
Vendor Response - 12/27/2007
Fix - 7/15/2008
Public Disclosure - 7/23/2008
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