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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                               ASB-2009.1110
                 Hotfix 4 for Websense Email Security v7.1
                              21 October 2009

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Websense Email Security
Operating System:     Windows
Impact/Access:        Denial of Service    -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                      Cross-site Scripting -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
Member content until: Friday, November 20 2009

OVERVIEW

        Websense has released Hotfix 4 for Websense Email Security v7.1
        correcting two vulnerabilities.	


IMPACT

        Websense reports that Hotfix 4 fixes two security issues:
        
        "A remote distributed Denial of Services (DoS) vulnerability allowed
        remote attackers to disable the Websense Email Security Web
        Administrator service. This vulnerability has been fixed." [1]
        
        "A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Websense Email
        Security Web Administrator has been fixed." [1]


MITIGATION

        Websense has made Hotfix 4 for Websense Email Security v7.1
        available for download on their website. [1]


REFERENCES

        [1] About Hotfix 4 for Websense Email Security v7.1
            http://kb.websense.com/display/4n/kb/article.aspx?aid=4786

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