Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Lite vulnerable to cross-site scripting


Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Lite contain a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability (CWE-79).

Note that this vulnerability is different from JVN#74244518.

Noriaki Iwasaki of Cyber Defense Institute, Inc. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics 4.8 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Network
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: High
  • User Interaction: Required
  • Scope: Changed
  • Confidentiality Impact: Low
  • Integrity Impact: Low
  • Availability Impact: None
CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 4.0 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Low
  • Authentication: Single Instance
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: None
Affected Products

  • Splunk Enterprise 6.3.x prior to 6.3.5
  • Splunk Light 6.3.x prior to 6.3.5


An arbitrary script may be executed on the user's web browser by an attacker who can log-in to the system as an administrator.

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Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Cross-site Scripting(CWE-79) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2016-4856

  1. JVN : JVN#71462075
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2016-4856
Revision History

  • [2016/09/16]
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