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PR10-03 - Authenticated XSS within the Apache Axis2 administration console

Vulnerability found:
30 January 2010
Vendor informed:
01 February 2010
Severity level:
Medium/High
Credits:
Richard Brain of ProCheckUp Ltd (www.procheckup.com)
Description:
Axis2 is a web services/SOAP/WDSL engine, widely used within many commercial products Procheckup has found it used within SAP Business Objects 12 and 3com's IMC network management tool.

http://ws.apache.org/axis2/
Proof of concept:
The following demonstrate the XSS flaw:

1) Authenticated XSS normally login as admin and axis2

http://target-domain.foo:8080/imcws/axis2-admin/axis2-admin/axis2-web/axis2-admin/axis2-admin/engagingglobally?submit=%2bEngage%2b&modules=<script>alert(1)</script>
Note: The above path will change depending on how axis2 has been installed.

Comfirmed vulnerable versions
1.4.1

Used within many different programs SAP business objects and 3COM IMS

Is vulnerable to a vanilla XSS

Consequences:

An attacker may be able to cause execution of malicious scripting code in the browser of a user who clicks on a link to a Axis 2 website. 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.: session IDs) to unauthorised third parties.
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