Oracle Database Secure Enterprise Search search/query/search search_p_groups Parameter XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server uses a script that is affected by a cross-site
scripting vulnerability.

Description :

The version of Oracle Secure Enterprise Search installed on the remote
host fails to sanitize input to the 'search_p_groups' parameter of the
'search/query/search' script before using it to generate dynamic HTML
output. An attacker may be able to leverage this to inject arbitrary
HTML and script code into a user's browser to be executed within the
security context of the affected site.

See also :

http://dsecrg.com/pages/vul/show.php?id=125
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2009-07/0110.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujul2009-091332.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Secure Enterprise Search version 10.1.8.3 or later.

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: 40550 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35681

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1968