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

CVE-2017-7421

Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10

Summary

Reflected and stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS, CWE-79) vulnerabilities in Directory Server (aka Enterprise Server Administration web UI) and ESMAC (aka Enterprise Server Monitor and Control) in Micro Focus Enterprise Developer and Enterprise Server 2.3 and earlier, 2.3 Update 1 before Hotfix 8, and 2.3 Update 2 before Hotfix 9 allow remote authenticated attackers to bypass protection mechanisms (CWE-693) and other security features.

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  • NETWORK
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  • CHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • 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