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Top Five Web Application Vulnerabilities 7/08/09 - 7/19/09

 1) Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 'search_p_groups' Parameter Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

Oracle Database is susceptible to a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability that affects the Secure Enterprise Search component.  If successful, Cross-Site Scripting can be exploited to manipulate or steal cookies, create requests that can be mistaken for those of a valid user, compromise confidential information, or execute malicious code on end user systems.  Updates which resolve this issue are available. Contact the vendor for further details.


2) Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (CCX) Arbitrary Script Injection Vulnerability

Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (CCX) is susceptible to an arbitrary script injection vulnerability due to a failure of the application to sanitize user-supplied input. Successful exploitation will give an attacker the means to execute arbitrary code in context of the user running the application, possibly leading to further attacks. Fixes which address this issue have been released. Contact the vendor for additional information.


3) Cisco Unified Contact Center Express CRS Administration Interface Directory Traversal Vulnerability

Cisco Unified Contact Center Express is susceptible to a directory traversal vulnerability.  Successful exploitation would give an attacker the means to view, edit, or delete any file on the server via the CRS Administration interface. Other attacks would likely be possible.  Updates which address this issue have been released. Contact the vendor for more details.


4) WordPress Multiple Existing/Non-Existing Username Enumeration Weaknesses

WordPress is susceptible to multiple existing/non-existing username enumeration weaknesses as different responses are returned for each. Attackers can exploit these weaknesses to discover legitimate login usernames, which would likely aid in conducting brute-force password cracking attacks.  A fix has not yet been released. Contact the vendor for additional information.


5) WordPress 'wp-admin/admin.php' Module Configuration Security Bypass Vulnerability

WordPress is susceptible to a security bypass vulnerability. Authenticated users can leverage this issue to gain access to configuration scripts, giving them access to sensitive information and possibly the ability to escalate privileges. Successful exploitation would likely lead to other attacks.  Updates which address this issue are available. Contact the vendor for further details.


| ‎08-19-2009 01:56 PM


In web scan of my web application, A vulnerability "IIS 5.0 Denial of Service" has been identified. My application uses IIS 6.0.

Please can ou help me on this.

markpainter | ‎08-25-2009 07:35 PM

Hi, Ankur. Your best bet for resolution is by contacting our Support department at 1-800-633-3600, or online at support.openview.hp.com.



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