Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title Silver Peak VX is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery and cross-site scripting
Name VU#867980 First vendor Publication 2014-07-28
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2014-07-28
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:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 6.8 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#867980

Silver Peak VX is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery and cross-site scripting

Original Release date: 28 Jul 2014 | Last revised: 28 Jul 2014


Silver Peak VX version is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery and cross-site scripting.


CWE-352: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) - CVE-2014-2974

Silver Peak VX version contains a cross-site request forgery vulnerability in /php/user_account.php that allows an unauthenticated user to create a new administrator account.

CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') - CVE-2014-2975
Silver Peak VX version also contains a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability in /php/user_account.php that can allow an attacker to inject arbitrary HTML content (including scripts) via the vulnerable query string parameter user_id .

The CVSS score below applies to the CVE-2013-2975 vulnerability.


An attacker can conduct a cross-site scripting or cross-site request forgery attack, which could be used for privilege escalation or to inject arbitrary HTML content (including script) into a web page presented to the user.


Apply an Update
Silver Peak has provided an update to fix CVE-2014-2975 in Silver Peak VX 6.2.4. CVE-2014-2974 is expected to be addressed "in the next maintenance release" according to the vendor.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Silver PeakAffected16 Apr 201423 Jul 2014
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  • http://www.silver-peak.com/products-solutions/wan-optimization/vx-software
  • http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/79.html
  • http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/352.html


Thanks to William Costa for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chris King.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs:CVE-2014-2974CVE-2014-2975
  • Date Public:28 Jul 2014
  • Date First Published:28 Jul 2014
  • Date Last Updated:28 Jul 2014
  • Document Revision:17


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Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/867980

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
50 % CWE-352 Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) (CWE/SANS Top 25)
50 % CWE-79 Failure to Preserve Web Page Structure ('Cross-site Scripting') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 2

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2014-09-25 Name : The remote web server contains a web application that is affected by a cross-...
File : silver_peak_vx_6_2_4.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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Date Informations
2014-09-26 13:27:34
  • Multiple Updates
2014-07-29 21:28:54
  • Multiple Updates
2014-07-28 21:28:41
  • Multiple Updates
2014-07-28 17:23:23
  • First insertion