Floodlight Web Console Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability [CVE-2018-1000163]

CVE Number – CVE-2018-1000163

A vulnerability in the web console of Floodlight could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site scripting attack against a user of an affected system.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input processed by the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user of the web console to follow a malicious link. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to inject and execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the context of the targeted user’s browser.

Proof-of-concept code that demonstrates an exploit of this vulnerability is publicly available.

Project Floodlight has not confirmed the vulnerability and software updates are not available.

  • To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link to the user and may convince the user to follow the link by using misleading language and instructions.
  • Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

    Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

    Users are advised not to open email messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in email messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.

    Users are advised not to visit websites or follow links that have suspicious characteristics or cannot be verified as safe.

    Administrators are advised to use an unprivileged account when browsing the Internet.

    Administrators are advised to monitor critical systems.

Vendor Announcements
  • At the time this alert was first published, Project Floodlight had not released a security announcement.
Fixed Software
  • At the time this alert was first published, Project Floodlight had not released software updates.

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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