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PR07-10 - Frame Injection on Sun Java System Identity Manager 6.0/7.x "helpUrl" parameter

Vulnerability found:
11 June 2007
Vendor informed:
18 June 2007
Severity level:
Medium
Credits:
Jan Fry and Adrian Pastor of ProCheckUp Ltd (www.procheckup.com) ProCheckUp thanks Sun for working with us.
Description:
Sun Java System Identity Manager is vulnerable to frame injection within the "helpUrl" parameter processed by the "/idm/help/index.jsp" server-side script.

Consequences

Attackers may inject frames that embed third-party sites, which can help launching phishing attacks by injecting a frame that points to a "spoof" login page.
Additionally, this frame injection issue can result in non-persistent defacement of the target site.

Server environment

Sun Java System Identity Manager 6.0 (20061212 SP 2)

Apache-Coyote/1.1

Apache Tomcat/5.0.28

Client environment

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11
Sun has confirmed the following products to be affected by this issue:
Sun Java System Identity Manager 6.0, Sun Java System Identity Manager 7.0, Sun Java System Identity Manager 7.1

BID

27214
Proof of concept:
The provided PoC URLs embed a third-party site (www.procheckup.com in this case):
https://target.tld/idm/help/index.jsp?helpUrl=//www.procheckup.com

https://target.tld/idm/help/index.jsp?helpUrl=http://www.procheckup.com
How to fix:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103180-1
References:
http://www.procheckup.com/Vulnerabilities
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