Splunk Enterprise 6.4.6 and Splunk Light 6.5.2 address one vulnerability

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Description

Splunk Enterprise 6.4.6 and Splunk Light 6.5.2 address one vulnerability

At the time of this announcement, Splunk is not aware of any cases where these vulnerabilities have been actively exploited. Previous Product Security Announcements can be found on our Splunk Product Security Portal. Use SPL numbers when referencing issues in communication with Splunk. If there is no Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) identifier listed with a vulnerability, it will be added once it is assigned by a CVE Numbering Authority. To standardize the calculation of severity scores for each vulnerability, when appropriate, Splunk uses Common Vulnerability Scoring System version 2 (CVSS v2).

Affected Products and Components

  • Persistent XSS in Splunk Web (CVE-2017-12572)
    • Affected Product Versions: Splunk Enterprise versions 6.5.x before 6.5.2, 6.4.x before 6.4.6, 6.3.x before 6.3.9 and Splunk Light before 6.5.2
    • Affected Components: All Splunk Enterprise components running Splunk Web.

    Mitigation and Upgrades

    To mitigate these issues, Splunk recommends upgrading to the latest release and applying as many of the Hardening Standards from the Securing Splunk documentation as are relevant to your environment. Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Light releases are cumulative, meaning that future releases will contain fixes to these vulnerabilities, new features and other bug fixes.

    Vulnerability Descriptions and Ratings

    Persistent XSS in Splunk Web (CVE-2017-12572)

    Description: Splunk Enterprise versions 6.5.x before 6.5.2, 6.4.x before 6.4.6, 6.3.x before 6.3.9 and Splunk Light before 6.5.2 are affected by a vulnerability that allows remote attackers to inject and store arbitrary script. Administrative access is a precondition to exploit this vulnerability.

    Credits: Splunk would like to thank Shashi Kiran for reporting this issue.

    CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

    CVSS Base Score6.6
    CVSS Impact Subscore9.2
    CVSS Exploitability Subscore3.9
    Overall CVSS Score6.6