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Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the 500 Internal Server Error page on the SOAP port (8880/tcp) in IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.0.2 and earlier, 5.1.x before, and 6.0.2 up to, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the URI, which is contained in a FAULTACTOR element on this page. NOTE: some sources have reported the element as "faultfactor," but this is likely erroneous.

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CWE-79 - Cross Site Scripting

Cross-Site Scripting, commonly referred to as XSS, is the most dominant class of vulnerabilities. It allows an attacker to inject malicious code into a pregnable web application and victimize its users. The exploitation of such a weakness can cause severe issues such as account takeover, and sensitive data exfiltration. Because of the prevalence of XSS vulnerabilities and their high rate of exploitation, it has remained in the OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities for years.


Advisory Timeline

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