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

CVE-2009-3731

Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10

Summary

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in WebWorks Help 2.0 through 5.0 in VMware vCenter 4.0 before Update 1 Build 208156; VMware Server 2.0.2; VMware ESX 4.0; VMware Lab Manager 2.x; VMware vCenter Lab Manager 3.x and 4.x before 4.0.1; VMware Stage Manager 1.x before 4.0.1; WebWorks Publisher 6.x through 8.x; WebWorks Publisher 2003; and WebWorks ePublisher 9.0.x through 9.3, 2008.1 through 2008.4, and 2009.x before 2009.3 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via (1) wwhelp_entry.html, reachable through index.html and wwhsec.htm, (2) wwhelp/wwhimpl/api.htm, (3) wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/frameset.htm, (4) wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/scripts/switch.js, or (5) the window.opener component in wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/bookmark.htm, related to (a) unspecified parameters and (b) messages used in topic links for the bookmarking functionality.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE
  • NONE

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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published