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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0261 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
Sun Java Server Faces - Cross Site Scripting May Lead to
Elevation of Privileges
13 March 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Java Server Faces 1.2_07 and prior
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact: Increased Privileges
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1285
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Document Audience: PUBLIC
Document ID: 233561
Title: Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Sun Java Server Faces (JSF)
Input Handling Routines May Lead to Elevation of Privileges
Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Update Date: Wed Feb 27 00:00:00 MST 2008
Solution Type Sun Alert
Solution 233561 : Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Sun Java
Server Faces (JSF) Input Handling Routines May Lead to
Elevation of Privileges
Bug ID 6657694
Sun Java Server Faces 1.2 Software
Date of Resolved Release
SA Document Body
Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Sun Java Server Faces (JSF) Input
Handling Routines May Lead to Elevation of Privileges
A Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Sun Java Server Faces (JSF)
input handling routines may allow a local or remote unprivileged user to
elevate privileges and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the JSF based web application.
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following release for all platforms:
* Sun Java Server Faces 1.2
Note: Any web application which is based on Sun's Java Server Faces
implementation may be vulnerable to this issue.
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described issue has
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
This issue is addressed in the following release for all platforms:
* Sun Java Server Faces 1.2_08 or later
Java Server Faces 1.2_08 may be downloaded at
For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see Sun Infodoc 91209.
This Sun Alert notification is being provided to you on an "AS IS" basis. This
Sun Alert notification may contain information provided by third parties. The
issues described in this Sun Alert notification may or may not impact your
system(s). Sun makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees as to the
information contained herein. ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPL
IED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABotification may only
be used for the purposes contemplated by these agreements.
Copyright 2000-2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc., 4150 Network Circle, Santa Clara,
CA 95054 U.S.A. All rights reserved.
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