[Full-disclosure] Advisory: Websense XSS Vulnerability

December 10th, 2007

Name: Websense XSS Vulnerability
Release Date: 10 December 2007
Reference: LSD002-2007
Discover: Dave Lewis
Vendor: Websense
Product: Websense Enterprise and Websense Web Security Suite
Systems Affected: version 6.3 (as tested)

Risk: Less Critical
Status: Published

Time Line
Discovered: 8 November 2007
Reported: 8 November 2007
Fixed: 21 November 2007
Patch Release: 21 November 2007
Published: 10 December 2007

Websense Enterprise and Websense Web Security Suite contain a
vulnerability in the login page is susceptible to a cross site scripting
(XSS) attack.

Impact: a remote attacker could execute a XSS attack that could pass
arbitrary html to the user.

Technical Details
Input passed to the "username" field of the login page is not properly
sanitized before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to
execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in
context of an affected site.

Fix Information
This issue has now been resolved.

The patch may be obtained from:

http://www.websense.com (Hotfix #80)

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