[DSECRG-09-008] JOnAS(4.10.3) - Linked XSS Vulnerability

Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] Advisory #DSECRG-09-008
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Application: JOnAS (Java Open Application Server)
Versions Affected: JOnAS(4.10.3) / Apache Tomcat (5.5.26)
Vendor URL: http://wiki.jonas.objectweb.org/
Bugs: Linked XSS
Exploits: YES
Reported: 21.01.2009
Vendor response: NONE
Second Reported: 29.01.2009
Vendor response: NONE
Date of Public Advisory: 25.02.2009
Author: Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] (research [at] dsec [dot] ru)


JOnAS is a leading edge Open Source implementation by OW2 of the Java EE specification

Linked XSS vulnerability found in JOnAS engine.
Using this vulnerabilities attacker can steal admin's cookie and then
authentificate as administrator or perform certain administrative


Linked XSS vulnerabilities found in script ListMBeanDetails.do. vulnerable parameter select.

In normal case "select" parameter looks like this:


when we try to include another variable with te same name, for example like this:


So we will see the error page which will tell us that "j2eeType" variable are also defined.
When we include javascipt code into variable name it will appear in error page:




Fix Information

No patches aviable.
We did not get any response from vendor for more than 2 weeks.


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