ColdFusion Web Server User-Agent HTTP Header Error Message XSS

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Synopsis :

An application running on the remote web server is affected by a
cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Description :

The version of Adobe ColdFusion running on the remote host fails to
properly sanitize user-supplied input to the User-Agent header before
using it to generate dynamic content in an error page. A remote,
unauthenticated attacker can exploit 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