ColdFusion Web Server User-Agent HTTP Header Error Message XSS

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Synopsis :

The remote web server is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack.

Description :

The remote web server fails to sanitize user-supplied input to the
User-Agent header before using it to generate dynamic content in an
error page. An unauthenticated, remote attacker may be able to
leverage this issue to inject arbitrary HTML or script code into a
user's browser to be executed within the security context of the
affected site.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/459178/30/0/threaded
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb07-04.html

Solution :

Apply the appropriate patch as described in the vendor advisory above.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 24278 (coldfusion_xss_error_processing_request.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 22401

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0817