ServersCheck Monitoring Software up to 14.2.2 settings-save.html settings_SMS_ALERT_TYPE cross site scripting

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in ServersCheck Monitoring Software up to 14.2.2. This affects an unknown code of the file settings-save.html. The manipulation of the argument settings_SMS_ALERT_TYPE as part of a Parameter leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. This is going to have an impact on integrity. The summary by CVE is:

ServersCheck Monitoring Software before 14.2.3 is prone to a cross-site scripting vulnerability as user supplied-data is not validated/sanitized when passed in the settings_SMS_ALERT_TYPE parameter, and JavaScript can be executed on settings-save.html (the Settings - SMS Alerts page).

The bug was discovered 12/21/2017. The weakness was published 12/27/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-17832 since 12/21/2017. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. A authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 6 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. By approaching the search of inurl:settings-save.html it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking.

Upgrading to version 14.2.3 eliminates this vulnerability.

Similar entry is available at 125834.




CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.4

VulDB Base Score: 3.5
VulDB Temp Score: 3.4
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔍
Status: Not defined
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Monitoring Software 14.2.3


12/21/2017 🔍
12/21/2017 +0 days 🔍
12/27/2017 +6 days 🔍
12/27/2017 +0 days 🔍
12/28/2017 +1 days 🔍
01/19/2023 +1848 days 🔍


Advisory: 145517
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-17832 (🔍)
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Created: 12/28/2017 09:38 AM
Updated: 01/19/2023 08:21 AM
Changes: 12/28/2017 09:38 AM (61), 12/18/2019 08:30 AM (2), 01/19/2023 08:21 AM (4)
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