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Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius (CERT-MU)


RSA Adaptive Authentication (On-Premise) Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Severity Rating: High
Systems Affected:
  • RSA Adaptive Authentication version prior to 7.3 P2.
A vulnerability has been identified in RSA Adaptive Authentication (On-Premise) and can be exploited by remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. The vulnerability exists because the software does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. This vulnerability can allow a remote attacker to cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user’s browser. The code will originate from the site running the RSA Adaptive Authentication (On-Premise) software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies, if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Users are advised to update to version 7.3 P2 (Advisory ESA-2017-017)
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Mauritian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-MU)
National Computer Board
7th Floor, Stratton Court
La Poudriere Street
Port Louis