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Oracle GlassFish Server Invalid Username Cross Site Scripting (CVE-2011-2260)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2011-485
Date Published: 1 Nov 2011
Severity: High
Last Updated: Thursday 10 January, 2019
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2011-2260
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A persistent cross-site scripting vulnerability has been reported in Oracle GlassFish Server. The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation of username values. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted POST request to an affected server. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to hijack the session, possibly resulting in an information disclosure.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of crafted URLs over HTTP traffic.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Oracle GlassFish Server Invalid Username Cross Site Scripting (CVE-2011-2260) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Oracle Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Oracle GlassFish server malformed username cross site scripting

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