ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer Multiple Cross-site Scripting- (XSS) Vulnerabilities

Subject: ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer Multiple Cross-site Scripting- (XSS) Vulnerabilities

Title: ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer Multiple Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities
Risk (CVSS2 Base Score): Low (3.9)
Solutionary ID: SERT-VDN-1001
CVE ID: Pending
Solutionary disclosure URL:
Product: ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer version 6.1
Application vendor: ManageEngine
Vendor URL:

Date discovered: 9/15/2010
Discovered by: Rob Kraus, Jose Hernandez, and Solutionary Engineering Research Team (SERT)
Vendor notification date: 10/26/2010
Vendor response date: 11/12/2010
Vendor acknowledgment date: 12/2/2010
Vendor provided fix: No fix provided
Release coordinated with the vendor: N/A
Public disclosure date: 12/10/2010

Type of vulnerability: Cross-site Scripting (XSS)
Exploit vectors: Local and Remote

Vulnerability description:  The web application management interface of ManageEngine contains multiple injection points, which allow for execution of Cross-site Scripting (XSS) attacks. Arbitrary client side code such as JavaScript can be included into certain parameters throughout the web application. The following parameters and web pages have been tested and verified; however, it is likely more views and parameters within the application are vulnerable: (HOST_ID, OS, GROUP, exportFile, load, type, tab) parameters (reported) parameter (gId) parameter (newWindow) parameter (STATUS) parameter

Tested on: Windows XP, SP1, with EventLog Analyzer version 6.1 default installation.
Affected software versions: ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer version 6.1 (previous versions may also be vulnerable)

Impact: Successful attacks could disclose sensitive information about the user, session, and syslog clients to the attacker, resulting in a loss of confidentiality. Using XSS, an attacker could insert malicious code into a web page and entice nave users to execute the malicious code.

Fixed in: No fix currently available.

Remediation guidelines: The vendor has not provided any remediation guidelines to address this issue. Solutionary recommends upgrading the application if patches are provided to address the issue identified. 

Keywords: security, vulnerability, ManageEngine, syslog, xss, event, log, cross-site scripting

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