During a penetration test performed by Hacktics' experts, certain vulnerabilities were identified in an IBM Websphere Portal Server and Lotus Web Content Management deployment. Further research has identified that the login page of the IBM Lotus Workplace Web Content Management is vulnerable to Reflected Cross Site Scripting attacks.
An attacker can inject script into a URL pointing at the vulnerable page, and attack system users by sending it to them. Users, who follow the link, will be attacked with the injected script.
The login page takes the query string from the request URL and embeds it into the HTML response as the value of a form field named success. The attack is done by escaping the field (">), followed by the relevant script, as seen in the following URL:
Note: The content of this parameter is used as part of a page redirection performed after the login. Even without XSS exploitation, this can be used for invalidated redirection.
IBM has released a patch for this vulnerability, as well as a proposed workaround. For additional details please refer to:http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21421469
WebSphere Portal, Lotus Web Content Management and Workspace Web Content Management versions:
184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52
184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
Lotus Quickr services for WebSphere Portal versions:
8.0, 188.8.131.52, 8.1, 8.1.1, 184.108.40.206
The vulnerability was discovered by Oren Hafif of Hacktics Ltd.