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[R2] HP OpenView Performance Insight sendEmail.jsp bgcolor Parameter Reflected XSS

Medium

Synopsis

HP OpenView Performance Insight contains a flaw that allows for a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. This flaw exists because the sendEmail.jsp script does not validate input to the 'bgcolor' parameter before returning it to users. This may allow an attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.

Note, additional XSS issues were reported to HP at the same time, but the original report has been lost unfortunately. Yes, we're sad too.

Solution

HP has released a patch to address this issue.

Proof of Concept

http://[target]/jsp/sendEmail.jsp?url=null&bgcolor=%22%3e%3cscript%3ealert(%2fhp_openview_perf_insight_sendemail_xss.nasl%2f)%3c%2fscript%3e

Disclosure Timeline

2011-02-07: Initial report sent to [email protected]
2011-02-07: HP acknowledges report and assigns SSRT100338
2011-08-10: Asked HP if they've confirmed vulnerabilities exist
2011-08-10: HP acknowledges vulnerablities exist and says they're working on a fix
2011-08-11: HP says that a fix and an advisory were already published

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