PR06-12: XSS on BEA Plumtree Foundation and AquaLogic Interaction portals
BEA Plumtree Foundation portal 6.0 and BEA AquaLogic Interaction 6.1 are
vulnerable to a XSS vulnerability affecting the 'name' parameter which
is submitted to the '/portal/server.pt' server-side script.
Date found: 12th September 2006
Vendor contacted: 18th May 2007
Successfully tested on: BEA Plumtree Foundation 184.108.40.206452.
BEA Systems have confirmed the following versions to be affected:
BEA Plumtree Foundation 6.0 through service pack 1.
BEA AquaLogic Interaction 6.1 through service pack 1.
BEA Plumtree 5.0J.173033, 5.02, 5.03 and 5.4 are not affected by this issue.
Authors: Jan Fry and Adrian Pastor of ProCheckUp Ltd (www.procheckup.com)
ProCheckUp thanks BEA Systems for their co-operation.
Proof of concept:
browser, simply to prove that is possible to run scripting code on the
victim's web browser.
Please note that '%22;}%3C/script%3E' is added at the beginning of every
payload in order to make the overall HTML document syntactically
correct, thus increasing the chance of the attack working on different
web browser types:
The following requests allow session hijacking through cookie theft:
The following requests allow password theft by redirecting to a
third-party 'spoof' site which would perform a phishing attack on the
HTML injection through this XSS vulnerability is also possible. This
allows advanced phishing attacks by inserting a HTML form within the
context of the victim website.
Scripting code can be run within the security context of the target
site. User accounts can be hijacked. Advanced phishing attacks can be
This vulnerability could be considered a medium-high risk (rather than
medium risk) in cases in which admin users are targeted, resulting in
the attacker gaining administrative privileges on the target
Fix: this issue will be addressed in the 6.5 release of AquaLogic
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