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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco AnyConnect and Cisco Host Scan Web Launch Cross-Site
4 February 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
Cisco HostScan Engine
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-8021
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Cisco Security Notice
Cisco AnyConnect and Cisco Host Scan Web Launch Cross-Site Scripting
CVE ID: CVE-2014-8021
Release Date: 2015 February 2 21:03 UTC (GMT)
Last Updated: 2015 February 3 14:39 UTC (GMT)
A vulnerability in Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and Cisco Host Scan
could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site
scripting (XSS) attack against the user of the client when AnyConnect is
launched through the web interface.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of a URL used to build a
path for an applet in a Document Object Model. An attacker could exploit this
vulnerability by convincing a user to click a malicious URL.
Product More Information CVSS
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client CSCup82990 4.3/3.6
Cisco HostScan Engine CSCuq80149 4.3/3.6
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