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Security Vulnerability: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) issue in GroupWise WebAccess "merge" parameter

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GroupWise 8.0x up to and including 8.02HP3


GroupWise WebAccess is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) exploit in the "merge" parameter whereby an attacker could potentially insert arbitrary HTML and script code that will be executed in a user's browser session.


To resolve this vulnerability, apply GroupWise 8.0 Support Pack 3 (or later).
Previous versions of GroupWise are likely also vulnerable but are no longer supported. Customers on earlier versions of GroupWise should, at a minimum, upgrade their WebAccess servers and associated Domains to version 8.0 Support Pack 3 in order to secure their system.

This vulnerability was discovered and reported by Joshua Tiago, Cirosec via Secunia SVCRP (, Secunia advisory SA45671

Novell bugs 702785,740563, CVE-2012-0272


Security Alert

Bug Number

702785 740563


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  • Document ID:7010368
  • Creation Date:03-JUL-12
  • Modified Date:08-FEB-13
    • NovellGroupWise

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