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ProCheckUp Security Advisory 2006.12

ProCheckUp Security Advisory 2006.12
Posted Feb 20, 2008
Authored by Adrian Pastor, ProCheckUp, Jan Fry | Site procheckup.com

BEA Plumtree Foundation portal version 6.0 and BEA AquaLogic Interaction version 6.1 are both vulnerable to a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
SHA-256 | 7a08c7f2e308d21418659bf94d530748edc0e377060fe39dc2ceed70fa329e2a

ProCheckUp Security Advisory 2006.12

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PR06-12: XSS on BEA Plumtree Foundation and AquaLogic Interaction portals


BEA Plumtree Foundation portal 6.0 and BEA AquaLogic Interaction 6.1 are
vulnerable to a XSS vulnerability affecting the 'name' parameter which
is submitted to the '/portal/server.pt' server-side script.

Date found: 12th September 2006

Vendor contacted: 18th May 2007

Successfully tested on: BEA Plumtree Foundation

BEA Systems have confirmed the following versions to be affected:

BEA Plumtree Foundation 6.0 through service pack 1.
BEA AquaLogic Interaction 6.1 through service pack 1.

BEA Plumtree 5.0J.173033, 5.02, 5.03 and 5.4 are not affected by this issue.

Severity: Medium-High

Authors: Jan Fry and Adrian Pastor of ProCheckUp Ltd (www.procheckup.com)

ProCheckUp thanks BEA Systems for their co-operation.

Proof of concept:

The following requests launch a JavaScript alert box on the user's web
browser, simply to prove that is possible to run scripting code on the
victim's web browser.

Please note that '%22;}%3C/script%3E' is added at the beginning of every
payload in order to make the overall HTML document syntactically
correct, thus increasing the chance of the attack working on different
web browser types:


The following requests allow session hijacking through cookie theft:


The following requests allow password theft by redirecting to a
third-party 'spoof' site which would perform a phishing attack on the


HTML injection through this XSS vulnerability is also possible. This
allows advanced phishing attacks by inserting a HTML form within the
context of the victim website.


Scripting code can be run within the security context of the target
site. User accounts can be hijacked. Advanced phishing attacks can be


This vulnerability could be considered a medium-high risk (rather than
medium risk) in cases in which admin users are targeted, resulting in
the attacker gaining administrative privileges on the target
Plumtree/AquaLogic Portal.

Fix: this issue will be addressed in the 6.5 release of AquaLogic


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Any other use of this information is prohibited. Procheckup is not
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