mod_cluster up to 1.3.1 MCMP Message cross site scripting

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A vulnerability has been found in mod_cluster up to 1.3.1 and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown code block of the component MCMP Message Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. CVE summarizes:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the manager web interface in mod_cluster before 1.3.2.Alpha1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted MCMP message.

The weakness was shared 08/24/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2015-0298 since 11/18/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1059.007.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 85563 (RHEL 5 / 6 : JBoss Web Server (RHSA-2015:1642)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Red Hat Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 236997 (Red Hat Update for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.0 update(RHSA-2015:0848)).

Upgrading to version 1.3.2.Alpha1 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (85563). The entries 74174, 75022, 75029 and 108794 are related to this item.



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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 85563
Nessus Name: RHEL 5 / 6 : JBoss Web Server (RHSA-2015:1642)
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Upgrade: mod_cluster 1.3.2.Alpha1


11/18/2014 🔍
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Advisory: RHSA-2015:1642
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-0298 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 52240 - Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2.1.0 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 72557

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Created: 08/25/2015 10:03 AM
Updated: 06/13/2022 09:15 AM
Changes: 08/25/2015 10:03 AM (60), 11/01/2017 10:37 AM (2), 06/13/2022 09:12 AM (3), 06/13/2022 09:15 AM (2)
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