PT-2016-02: Cross-Site Scripting in Advantech WebAccess
Version: 8.0 and earlier
Severity level: Low
Impact: Cross-Site Scripting
Access Vector: Remote
Base Score: 3.5
Advantech WebAccess is a browser-based software package for human-machine interfaces HMI, and supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA. It is used to automate complex industrial processes for situations where remote operations are needed.
The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in Advantech WebAccess.
A Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in Advantech WebAccess before 8.1 when the web server does not properly filter user input, which allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors.
How to fix
Update your software up to the latest version
15.12.2014 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
14.01.2016 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
10.03.2016 - Public disclosure
The vulnerability was detected by Mikhail Firstov and Ilya Karpov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)
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