[ERPSCAN-09-025] Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10.1.8 Linked XSS Vulnerability

DSECRG Advisories

Application: Oracle Secure Enterprise Search (SES)
Versions Affected: Oracle Secure Enterprise Search (SES) version
Vendor URL: http://oracle.com
Bugs: XSS
Exploits: YES
Reported: 21.01.2009
Vendor response: 23.01.2009
Date of Public Advisory: 16.07.2009
CVE: CVE-2009-1968
Description: XSS IN search query
Author: Alexandr Polyakov

A linked XSS vulnerability was found in “search” script of Oracle Secure Enterprise Search (SES).

Business Risk
An attacker can use XSS vulnerability by sending a link on malicious script to an unaware user via an e-mail, messaging or social networks. The end user browser has no way to know that the script should not be trusted, and will execute the script. The malicious script can get an access to any cookies, session tokens, or other sensitive information retained by your browser and used with SAP web applications like Portal, CRM, SRM and others. This script can even rewrite the content of an HTML page. Thus, an attacker can gain access to user session and gain control on business-critical information which can be accessed by victim.