McAfee WebShield UI Dashboard XSS (SB10026)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59111
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VPR Score: 3


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


The version of the McAfee WebShield UI hosted on the remote web server is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability. Extra path information passed to the end of the 'dashboard' script is not properly sanitized. A remote attacker can exploit this by convincing a user into requesting a maliciously crafted URL, resulting in arbitrary script code execution.


Apply the relevant hotfix specified in McAfee Security Bulletin SB10026.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59111

File Name: mcafee_webshield_dashboard_xss.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: remote

Published: 5/16/2012

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: mcafee_webshield_web_ui_detect.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:email_and_web_security, cpe:/a:mcafee:email_gateway

Required KB Items: www/mcafee_webshield

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 5/8/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/8/2012

Exploitable With

Elliot (McAfee Email Gateway 7.0 File Disclosure)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4597

BID: 55184

TRA: TRA-2012-17


CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990