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EMC Document Sciences xPression XSS / CSRF / Redirect / SQL Injection

EMC Document Sciences xPression XSS / CSRF / Redirect / SQL Injection
Posted Nov 19, 2013
Authored by Sertan Kolat, Omer Coskun | Site emc.com

EMC Document Sciences xPression suffers from cross site request forgery, cross site scripting, remote SQL injection, open redirect, and directory traversal vulnerabilities.

tags | advisory, remote, vulnerability, xss, sql injection, csrf
advisories | CVE-2013-6173, CVE-2013-6174, CVE-2013-6175, CVE-2013-6176, CVE-2013-6177
MD5 | 0a49d2f99ab85e57aa2dc834cd6b2bc3

EMC Document Sciences xPression XSS / CSRF / Redirect / SQL Injection

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ESA-2013-078: EMC Document Sciences xPression Multiple Vulnerabilities

EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-078

CVE Identifier: CVE-2013-6173, CVE-2013-6174, CVE-2013-6175, CVE-2013-6176, CVE-2013-6177

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: See below for individuals scores

Affected products:

Version 4.1 SP1, 4.2 and 4.5 are affected for following products:
• EMC Document Sciences xPression Enterprise Edition – Publish Engine
• EMC Document Sciences xPression Enterprise Edition – Compuset Engine
• EMC Document Sciences xPression Documentum Edition


EMC Document Sciences xPression is vulnerable to multiple vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malicious users.


EMC Document Sciences xPression may be susceptible to the following vulnerabilities:

1. Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability (CVE-2013-6173)
CVSSv2 Base score: 8.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:C/A:P)
The attacker can conduct CSRF attacks to perform unauthorized administrative actions in xAdmin and xDashboard by getting a user with active administrative session to click on specially-crafted links that are embedded within an email, web page or other source by a malicious attacker.
This vulnerability is not applicable to EMC Document Sciences xPression 4.1.x versions.
2. Open Redirect Vulnerability (CVE-2013-6174)
CVSSv2 Base score: 6.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Some parameters in xAdmin may allow remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks.

3. Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-6175)
CVSSv2 Base score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Several xAdmin and xDashboard forms are vulnerable to cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities could be exploited by getting an authenticated user to click on specially-crafted links that a malicious attacker can embed within an email, web page or other source. This may lead to execution of malicious html requests or scripts in the context of the authenticated user.

4. SQL Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2013-6176)
CVSSv2 Base score: 8.5 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
An unauthorized xAdmin or xDashboard user can conduct SQL injection attacks to read and modify data in the SQL database.

5. Path Traversal Vulnerability (CVE-2013-6177)
CVSSv2 Base score: 6.8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:N)
An unauthorized xDashboard user can exploit this vulnerability to read arbitrary files from the affected file system.


The following products contain resolution to these issues:
• EMC Document Sciences xPression 4.1 SP1 Patch 47 and later
• EMC Document Sciences xPression 4.2 Patch 26 and later
• EMC Document Sciences xPression 4.5 Patch 05 and later

EMC strongly recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.

Link to remedies:

The software patches can be obtained by submitting an upgrade request form from EMC Powerlink.


EMC would like thank the following individuals from Verizon Enterprise Solutions - Threat and Vulnerability Management (GCIS):
• Discovery: Sertan Kolat and Omer Coskun
• Coordination: Thierry Zoller

Read and use the information in this EMC Security Advisory to assist in avoiding any situation that might arise from the problems described herein. If you have any questions regarding this product alert, contact EMC Software Technical Support at 1-877-534-2867.

For an explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to EMC Knowledgebase solution emc218831. EMC recommends all customers take into account both the base score and any relevant temporal and environmental scores which may impact the potential severity associated with particular security vulnerability.

EMC Corporation distributes EMC Security Advisories, in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected EMC products, important security information. EMC recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. The information set forth herein is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. EMC disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event, shall EMC or its suppliers, be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if EMC or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

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