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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

          HP Arcsight Logger and Connector appliances cross-site
                          scripting vulnerability
                               9 August 2012


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           HP Arcsight Logger
                   HP Arcsight Connector
Publisher:         US-CERT
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges     -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Cross-site Scripting     -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Mitigation
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-2960  

Original Bulletin: 

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 v6.2.0.6244.0 and Arcsight Logger appliance
v5.2.0.6288.0 (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
add javascript code into the file.  This code will be run in the security
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.

Other Information

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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