Persistent Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Security Vulnerability with GroupWise WebAccess

  • 7002320
  • 07-Jan-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell GroupWise 6.5x
Novell GroupWise 7.0
Novell GroupWise 7.01
Novell GroupWise 7.02x
Novell GroupWise 7.03
Novell GroupWise 7.03HP1a
Novell GroupWise GroupWise 8.0 (shipping 8.0 release only)


Novell GroupWise WebAccess is vulnerable to a *persistent* Cross-site Scripting attack, which could allow an attacker to cause execution of malicious scripting code in the browser of an end-user, resulting in a persistent defacement of the target site, or the redirection of confidential information to unauthorized third parties.
This vulnerability was discovered and reported by Jan Fry, ProCheckUp, Ltd (, CVE-2009-0273


To resolve this issue:
For GroupWise 7.x systems, apply GroupWise 7.03 Hot Patch 2 (HP2) or later
For GroupWise 8.0 systems, apply GroupWise 8.0 Hot Patch 1 (HP1) or later
GroupWise 6.5x is End-of-Life.  GroupWise 6.5 systems will need to be upgraded to GroupWise 7.03 HP2 or 8.0 HP1


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