IBM Lotus Sametime 8.0.1 messageString cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Lotus Sametime 8.0.1 (Groupware Software). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function. The manipulation of the argument messageString with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. The product 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. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in stconf.nsf in the server in IBM Lotus Sametime 8.0.1 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via (1) the messageString parameter in a WebMessage action or (2) the PATH_INFO.

The weakness was released 02/22/2011 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2011-1038 since 02/18/2011. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details and also a public exploit are known. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 52659 (IBM Lotus Sametime Server stconf.nsf messageString Parameter XSS), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses : XSS.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (65555) and Tenable (52659). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at VDB-56657.







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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 52659
Nessus Name: IBM Lotus Sametime Server stconf.nsf messageString Parameter XSS
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OpenVAS ID: 103084
OpenVAS Name: IBM Lotus Sametime Server stconf.nsf Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
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02/18/2011 🔍
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2011-1038 (🔍)
X-Force: 65555
Vulnerability Center: 30132 - IBM Lotus Sametime 8.0.1 stconf.nsf XSS Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 46471 - IBM Lotus Sametime Server 'stconf.nsf' Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
Secunia: 43430 - IBM Lotus Sametime Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities, Less Critical

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Created: 03/20/2015 04:16 PM
Updated: 10/17/2021 06:09 PM
Changes: 03/20/2015 04:16 PM (63), 03/17/2017 07:34 AM (15), 10/17/2021 06:09 PM (3)
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