VDB-104 · CVE-2003-5001 · BID 7942

ISS BlackICE PC Protection Cross Site Scripting Detection POST/PUT/DELETE/OPTIONS Request privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in ISS BlackICE PC Protection (version now known) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown processing of the component Cross Site Scripting Detection. The manipulation as part of a POST/PUT/DELETE/OPTIONS Request leads to a privileges management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor. Impacted is integrity.

The weakness was shared 06/14/2003 by Marc Ruef with scip AG (Website). The advisory is shared for download at computec.ch. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2003-5001. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068. The problem is said to lie in the detection of cross-site scripting vulnerabilities when embedded within various HTTP requests. Specifically, BlackICE does not match cross-site scripting attacks embedded within PUT and DELETE requests. As a result an attacker may be capable of evading intrusion detection while carrying out these attacks against a target system.

A public exploit has been developed by Marc Ruef in HTTP Request and been published immediately after the advisory. The exploit is available at computec.ch. It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 11492 (Sambar Server Multiple Script XSS), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses : XSS, running in the context r and relying on port 80.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at iss.com. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 1497.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (11492). cgisecurity.com is providing further details. The entries 83, 93, 107 and 110 are related to this item.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Privileges management
CWE: CWE-269 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: Marc Ruef
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Nessus ID: 11492
Nessus Name: Sambar Server Multiple Script XSS
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Upgrade: iss.com

Snort ID: 1497


03/28/2003 🔍
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06/17/2003 +3 days 🔍
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Advisory: computec.ch
Researcher: Marc Ruef
Organization: scip AG
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2003-5001 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 7942

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 06/14/2003 02:00 AM
Updated: 01/28/2022 12:34 PM
Changes: 06/14/2003 02:00 AM (70), 05/23/2019 01:59 PM (2), 03/08/2021 11:51 AM (1), 01/28/2022 12:32 PM (3), 01/28/2022 12:34 PM (1)
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