Apple Mac OS X Server prior 3.0 Profile Manager cross site scripting

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Apple Mac OS X Server (Operating System). This affects an unknown code block of the component Profile Manager. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-79. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. An attacker might be able to inject arbitrary html and script code into the web site. This would alter the appearance and would make it possible to initiate further attacks against site visitors.

The weakness was presented 10/22/2013 by Alan Jenkins as APPLE-SA-2013-10-22-5 as confirmed mailinglist post (Apple Security Mailinglist). The advisory is shared at The mailinglist post contains:

Multiple issues existed in Ruby on Rails, the most serious of which may lead to cross site scripting. These issues were addressed by updating the Rails implementation used by Profile Manager to version 2.3.18.
This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2013-1857 since 02/19/2013. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 65727 (Debian DSA-2655-1 : rails - several vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 166714 (OpenSuSE Security Update for rubygem-actionpack-2_3 (openSUSE-SU-2014:0019-1)).

Upgrading to version 3.0 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (82923), Vulnerability Center (SBV-39034) and Tenable (65727). See 5926, 8030, 8031 and 8032 for similar entries.





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Class: Cross site scripting
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 65727
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-2655-1 : rails - several vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 892655
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2655-1 (rails - several vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: Mac OS X Server 3.0


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Advisory: APPLE-SA-2013-10-22-5
Researcher: Alan Jenkins
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-1857 (🔍)

X-Force: 82923
Vulnerability Center: 39034 - Ruby on Rails Before 2.3.18 and 3.x Sanitize Helper Remote XSS via a Crafted Scheme Name, Medium
SecurityFocus: 58555 - Ruby on Rails CVE-2013-1857 Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability

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Created: 10/23/2013 05:41 PM
Updated: 06/01/2021 08:47 AM
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