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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2431

Original release date: 05/17/2006
Last revised: 05/09/2011


Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the 500 Internal Server Error page on the SOAP port (8880/tcp) in IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.0.2 and earlier, 5.1.x before, and 6.0.2 up to, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the URI, which is contained in a FAULTACTOR element on this page. NOTE: some sources have reported the element as "faultfactor," but this is likely erroneous.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg24012163
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg24012064
Type: Patch Information
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: PK16602
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061106 Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server
External Source: SREASON
Name: 910
External Source: XF
Name: websphere-faultfactor-xss(30055)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.niscc.gov.uk/niscc/docs/re-20061031-00727.pdf?lang=en
External Source: VIM
Name: 20061107 Minimizing error cascades in vulnerability information management
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-1736
Type: Advisory
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: PK26181
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017170
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060509 IBM Websphere Application Server Multiple Vulnerabilities
Type: Patch Information
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: PK22416
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 21018

Technical Details

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  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)