IBM Kenexa LMS on Cloud up to 14.0.0 Web UI cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Kenexa LMS on Cloud up to 14.0.0 (Cloud Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is some unknown processing of the component Web UI. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-79. Impacted is integrity. An attacker might be able to inject arbitrary html and script code into the web site. This would alter the appearance and would make it possible to initiate further attacks against site visitors.

The bug was discovered 03/23/2017. The weakness was published 03/31/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at ibm.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-8935 since 10/25/2016. The attack may be launched remotely. Required for exploitation is a simple authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 08/24/2020). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.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 8 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.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 97077).

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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79
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Vendor: https://www.ibm.com/

Advisory: ibm.com
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CVE: CVE-2016-8935 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97077 - IBM Kenexa LMS on Cloud CVE-2016-8935 Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-8935 - IBM - Kenexa LMS on Cloud - Cross-Site Scripting Issue

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Created: 04/01/2017 10:09 AM
Updated: 08/24/2020 12:05 PM
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