Vulnerability found:
11 June 2007

Vendor informed:
18 June 2007

Severity level:

Jan Fry and Adrian Pastor of ProCheckUp Ltd ( ProCheckUp thanks Sun for working with us.

Sun Java System Identity Manager is vulnerable to frame injection within the "helpUrl" parameter processed by the "/idm/help/index.jsp" server-side script.


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 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


Proof of concept:
The provided PoC URLs embed a third-party site ( in this case):


How to fix:


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