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Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 17:08:49 +0100
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Subject: PR10-03: Authenticated Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
 within the Apache Axis2 administration console

PR10-03: Authenticated XSS within the Apache Axis2 administration console

Vulnerability found: 30th January 2010

Vendor informed: 1st February 2010

Vulnerability fixed:

Severity: Medium


Axis2 is a web services/SOAP/WDSL engine, widely used within many
commercial products Procheckup has found it used within SAP Business
Objects 12 and 3com's IMC network management tool.

The following demonstrate the XSS flaw:

Authenticated XSS normally login as admin and axis2<script>alert(1)</script>

Note: The above path will change depending on how axis2 has been installed.

Comfirmed vulnerable versions

Used within many different programs SAP business objects and 3COM IMS

Is vulnerable to a vanilla XSS


An attacker may be able to cause execution of malicious scripting code
in the browser of a user who clicks on a link to a Axis 2 website. Such
code would run within the security context of the target domain. This
type of attack can result in non-persistent defacement of the target
site, or the redirection of confidential information (i.e.: session IDs)
to unauthorised third parties.


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Credits: Richard Brain of ProCheckUp Ltd (


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