Cisco BroadWorks Software Flaw Let Attackers conduct XSS Attack

Cisco released a fix for the medium impact vulnerability found on CommPilot Application Software, allowing cross-site scripting against the user interface.

The Cisco BroadWorks CommPilot Application allows authenticated users to upload configuration files on the platform.

The lack of file validation and broken access control on the vulnerable upload servlet allows any authenticated user to upload a file, which could be abused to run arbitrary code on the server.

Cisco’s BroadWorks Application Delivery Platform, BroadWorks Application Server (AS), and BroadWorks Xtended Services Platform (XSP) are affected by this vulnerability.

Vulnerability in detail:

The latest update for the Cisco BroadWorks CommPilot Application Software Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability was published on August 30 by Cisco.

The web-based management interface does not properly validate user-supplied input, which lets an attacker exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to click a crafted link. 

A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary script code in the context of the affected interface or access sensitive, browser-based information.

They have released software updates that address this vulnerability, but no workarounds address it.

The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) validates only the affected and fixed-release information that is documented in this advisory.

Before upgrading devices, Cisco recommends its customers ensure that the memory and current hardware and software configurations will continue to be supported properly by the new release.

Fixed Release:

Cisco BroadWorks Application Delivery Platform with CommPilot-25, CommPilot-24, and CommPilot-23 Release First Fixed Release
Release Independent (RI) RI 2023.06
Cisco BroadWorks Application Server Software Release First Fixed Release
Earlier than 23.0 Migrate to a fixed release.
Release Independent (RI) RI 2023.06
Cisco BroadWorks Xtended Services Platform Software Release First Fixed Release
Earlier than 23.0 Migrate to a fixed release.
Release Independent (RI) RI 2023.08

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