Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) and Wireless Control System (WCS) vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS)
Name VU#830316 First vendor Publication 2013-09-03
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2013-09-13
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score 4.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#830316

Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) and Wireless Control System (WCS) vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS)

Original Release date: 03 Sep 2013 | Last revised: 13 Sep 2013


Cisco Prime NCS and WCS Health Monitor Login pages contain a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability (CWE-79).


CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) and Wireless Control System (WCS) Health Monitor Login pages contain an input validation error which results in a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability that can allow an attacker to inject arbitrary HTML content (including script).

Please see Cisco Release Note Enclosure (RNE) CSCud18375 (login required) for more information.


An attacker can conduct a cross-site scripting attack which may be used to inject arbitrary HTML content (including script) into a web page presented to the user. JavaScript can be used to steal authentication cookies or other sensitive information.


We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Cisco Systems, Inc.Affected24 May 201331 Jul 2013
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  • http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/79.html
  • https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCud18375


Thanks to Tenable Network Security for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Adam Rauf.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs:CVE-2012-5990
  • Date Public:03 Sep 2013
  • Date First Published:03 Sep 2013
  • Date Last Updated:13 Sep 2013
  • Document Revision:52


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Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/830316

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-79 Failure to Preserve Web Page Structure ('Cross-site Scripting') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1
Hardware 1

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2013-07-25 Name : A web application on the remote host has a cross-site scripting vulnerability.
File : cisco_prime_ncs_health_monitor_CSCud18375.nasl - Type : ACT_ATTACK

Alert History

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Date Informations
2014-02-17 12:08:11
  • Multiple Updates
2013-09-14 00:20:48
  • Multiple Updates
2013-09-06 17:22:35
  • Multiple Updates
2013-09-03 21:19:32
  • First insertion