Splunk 5.0/5.0.1/5.0.2 cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in Splunk 5.0/5.0.1/5.0.2 (Log Management Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Splunk Web in Splunk 5.0.0 through 5.0.2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was shared 05/28/2013 with Groupon Security as not defined advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at splunk.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-6447 since 12/28/2012. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for 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 66835 (Splunk 5.0.x < 5.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses.

Upgrading to version 5.0.3 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 (84638) and Tenable (66835). The entries 7600, 9323, 10712 and 10697 are related to this item.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 66835
Nessus Name: Splunk 5.0.x < 5.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: Splunk 5.0.3


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Advisory: splunk.com
Organization: Groupon Security
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-6447 (🔍)

X-Force: 84638
SecurityTracker: 1028605
Vulnerability Center: 40120 - Splunk Web 5.0.0 - 5.0.2 Remote XSS Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 57778 - Multiple TLS And DTLS Implementations CVE-2013-0169 Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Secunia: 53623 - Splunk Cross-Site Scripting and OpenSSL Vulnerabilities, Less Critical
OSVDB: 93745

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Created: 06/03/2013 03:07 PM
Updated: 05/14/2021 08:54 AM
Changes: 06/03/2013 03:07 PM (73), 05/03/2017 04:41 PM (3), 05/14/2021 08:53 AM (3), 05/14/2021 08:54 AM (1)
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