PT-2012-03: XSS Vulnerability in Cisco Identity Services Engine Web Interface

Vulnerable product

Cisco Identity Services Engine
Version: and earlier


Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: Cross-Site Scripting
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 4.3
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVE: CVE-2012-3909

Product description

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is a security policy management and control platform.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in Cisco ISE web interface.

Since special characters in most search forms and some description fields are not properly escaped, both stored and reflected XSS attacks are possible.

How to fix

Update your system up to the latest version

Advisory status

13.01.2012 - Vendor is notified 
13.01.2012 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
12.04.2012 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
20.09.2013 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Kirill Mosolov, Maxim Tsoy, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


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