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Reflected XSS Vulnerability in XSS In Manage Engine Device Expert

Table Of Content

  • Overview
  • Description
  • About the Product
    • Vulnerable Parameter
    • About Vulnerability
  • Vulnerability Class
  • Steps to Reproduce: (POC)
  • Mitigation
  • Change Log
  • Disclosure
  • credits


  • Title :Reflected XSS Vulnerability in XSS In Manage Engine Device Expert
  • Author: Kaustubh G. Padwad
  • Plugin Homepage:
  • Severity: Low
  • Version Affected: Version Build: 5990
  • Version Tested : Version Build: 5990
  • version patched: Separate Patch release for all version


About the Product

DeviceExpert is a web–based, multi vendor network change, configuration and compliance management (NCCCM) solution for switches, routers, firewalls and other network devices. Trusted by thousands of network administrators around the world, DeviceExpert helps automate and take total control of the entire life cycle of device configuration management.

Vulnerable Parameter

  • j_username

About Vulnerability

This Product is vulnerable to a combination of CSRF/XSS attack meaning that if an admin user can be tricked to visit a crafted URL created by attacker (via spear phishing/social engineering), the attacker can execute arbitrary code into login page. Once exploited, admin’s browser can be made to do almost anything the admin user could typically do by hijacking admin's cookies etc.

Steps to Reproduce: (POC)

  1. After Setting up Manage engine navigate to its user interface
  2. Use this payload in Username field
  3. demouser59670';alert(document.cookie)//123 
  4. And see the XSS in action.


Receved from manage engine team
  1. Stop the Device Expert Service
  2. Download and unzip the fix from the above link, it contains a file named deviceexpert.js
  3. Copy and replace the deviceexpert.js under DeviceExpert_Homewebappsncmjavascript
  4. Star the Device Expert service and check.


02-February-2015 Reported to Developer 
04-February-2015 Acknowledgement from Developer 
11-March-2015 Fixed by developer 
16-March-2015 Requested a cve ID

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