VDB-95212 · CVE-2016-5737 · BID 91352

OpenStack Puppet Module for Gerrit Configuration cross site scripting

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in OpenStack Puppet Module for Gerrit (Cloud Software) (the affected version is unknown). This vulnerability affects an unknown code block of the component Configuration. 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:

The Gerrit configuration in the Openstack Puppet module for Gerrit (aka puppet-gerrit) improperly marks text/html as a safe mimetype, which might allow remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a crafted review.

The bug was discovered 06/22/2016. The weakness was disclosed 01/12/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at openwall.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-5737 since 06/22/2016. 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 was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 204 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

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






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.2

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.3
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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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Recommended: no mitigation known
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Patch: github.com


06/22/2016 🔍
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01/12/2017 +204 days 🔍
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01/13/2017 +1 days 🔍
10/28/2022 +2114 days 🔍


Vendor: openstack.org

Advisory: 8573c2ee172f66c1667de49685c88fdc8883ca8b
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-5737 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 91352 - OpenStack-infra puppet-gerrit Module CVE-2016-5737 Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-5737 - Openstack - puppet-gerrit - Cross-Site Scripting Issue


Created: 01/13/2017 08:07 AM
Updated: 10/28/2022 01:38 PM
Changes: 01/13/2017 08:07 AM (56), 07/20/2020 12:39 PM (7), 10/28/2022 01:38 PM (3)
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