Microsoft SharePoint 2010 cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (Groupware Software). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code. The manipulation 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:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a modified list, aka "SharePoint Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."

The weakness was released 11/11/2014 by Drew Calcott with EY as MS14-073 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-4116 since 06/12/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. 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. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 79133 (MS14-073: Vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3000431)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins.

Applying the patch MS14-073 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (79133), SecurityTracker (ID 1031192†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-47002†). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at VDB-172869, VDB-188213, VDB-188215 and VDB-188222.







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

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Nessus ID: 79133
Nessus Name: MS14-073: Vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3000431)
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OpenVAS ID: 103254
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Privilege Elevation Vulnerability (3000431)
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Advisory: MS14-073
Researcher: Drew Calcott
Organization: EY
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2014-4116 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 70980
SecurityTracker: 1031192 - Microsoft SharePoint Input Validation Flaw Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Vulnerability Center: 47002 - [MS14-073] Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Remote Privileges Escalation Vulnerability - CVE-2014-4116, High

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Created: 11/12/2014 05:45 PM
Updated: 02/24/2022 04:43 PM
Changes: 11/12/2014 05:45 PM (71), 06/11/2017 05:27 AM (5), 02/24/2022 04:43 PM (4)
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