Date: 09 August 2012
References: ESB-2013.0212 ESB-2013.0268
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
HP Arcsight Logger and Connector appliances cross-site
9 August 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP Arcsight Logger
HP Arcsight Connector
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Remote with User Interaction
Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-2960
Comment: There is currently no patch at the time of publication for this
vulnerability. The recommended mitigation is to not import host files
from untrusted sources.
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Vulnerability Note VU#960468
HP Arcsight Logger and Connector appliances cross-site scripting vulnerability
Original Release date: 06 Aug 2012 | Last revised: 06 Aug 2012
HP's Arcsight Connector appliance v188.8.131.5244.0 and Arcsight Logger appliance
v184.108.40.20688.0 (and possibly other versions) contain a file import facility
which is vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS).
The supplied facility for importing host data from a file (System Admin Tab |
Network | Hosts | Import from Local File) to the HP Arcsight Connector or HP
Arcsight Logger appliances fail to sanitize input for cross-site scripting
attacks. An attacker with write access to the file that will be imported can
context of the appliance administrative web GUI when the file is imported.
A remote attacker may, by luring a user into importing a malicious host file,
be able to disclose sensitive information, steal user cookies, or escalate
We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.
Do not import host file from untrusted sources
Attackers must deliver a malicious host file to, or modify an existing file on,
a vulnerable system in order to take advantage of this vulnerability. By only
accessing host files, which cannot be modified by unprivileged users, from
known and trusted sources the chances of exploitation are reduced.
Vendor Information (Learn More)
Vendor Status Date Notified Date Updated
Hewlett-Packard Company Affected 02 May 2012 12 Jun 2012
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
Group Score Vector
Base 1.7 AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N
Temporal 1.3 E:U/RL:U/RC:UC
Environmental 0.5 CDP:L/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND
Thanks to Michael Rutkowski of Duer Advanced Technology and Aerospace, Inc
(DATA) for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Michael Orlando.
CVE IDs: CVE-2012-2960
Date Public: 06 Aug 2012
Date First Published: 06 Aug 2012
Date Last Updated: 06 Aug 2012
Document Revision: 11
If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this
vulnerability, please send us email.
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