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PR09-08 - Juniper JunOS JWeb (Juniper Web Management) XSS

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Vulnerability found:
25 June 2009
Vendor informed:
31 July 2009
Severity level:
Amir Azam of ProCheckUp Ltd (
There is a Cross-site Scripting vulnerability on Junipers, JUNOS web interface. JwWeb provides a webinterface which allows JUNOS to be controlled by a webinterface.
Procheckup has found by making a malformed request to the JWeb interface, that vanilla cross site scripting (XSS) attacks are possible.


An attacker may be able to cause execution of malicious scripting code in the browser of a user who clicks on a link or visits a malicious webpage. The malicious code would run in the security context of the vulnerable website.

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

Successfully tested on

Juniper Networks Juniper Web Management Version: 8.5R1.14
Juniper Networks Juniper Web Management Version: 9.0R1.1
Proof of concept:"<script>alert(1)</script>

Note: the previous examples were tested on IE7 and FF2.
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