Splunk 4.3.1 addresses one vulnerability


CVE ID: CVE-2012-1908

Published: 2012-03-05

Last Update: 2012-03-26

CVSSv3.1 Score: -, 

CVSSv3.1 Vector: -

CWE: -

Bug ID: SPL-38585


Splunk version 4.3.1 addresses one vulnerability:

  • Reflected XSS in Splunk Web (SPL-38585)(CVE-2012-1908)

This disclosure updates a previous disclosure which can be found here: Splunk 4.2.1 addresses one security vulnerability. The fix for the vulnerability addresses in the above disclosure did not protect against exploitation in some cases, for example if Internet Explorer 8/9/10 was connected to an instance of Splunk Web via an internal or local domain name.

At the time of this announcement, Splunk is not aware of any cases where this vulnerability has been exploited. Splunk recommends that customers upgrade any instances of Splunk to the latest maintenance release as soon as possible.

Splunk also recommends that you apply as many components of the Splunk Hardening Standards as possible to mitigate the risk and impact of exploitation.

Products and Components Affected

Security vulnerabilities addressed by this maintenance release affect the following versions of Splunk running Splunk Web:

  • SPL-38585 (CVE-2012-1908): Splunk 4.0 through 4.3

SPL-38585 (CVE-2012-1908) affects the Splunk Web component of the Splunk server software. Splunk Web refers to the web server used to deliver the Splunk user interface to the client browser.


Splunk recommends that all vulnerable instances of Splunk be updated to the latest maintenance release.

Splunk Version Recommendation

4.0 through 4.3 Upgrade to the latest maintenance release

Splunk releases are cumulative, meaning that releases posted subsequent to those we are posting today will contain these fixes to these vulnerabilities as well as new features and fixes to other bugs and flaws.


Splunk would like to credit Soroush Dalili with the responsible disclosure of this issue.

Vulnerability Descriptions and Ratings

The following are descriptions and ratings for vulnerabilities that are fixed in the newest maintenance releases. Descriptions and ratings for previous security fixes can be found in previous Product Security Announcements on our Product Security Portal.

SPL numbers are to be used in communication with Splunk to address specific vulnerabilities. If there is no CVE listed with the vulnerability, the CVE will be added as it is posted.

Reflected XSS in Splunk Web (SPL-38585)(CVE-2012-1908)

Description: A reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability was identified in Splunk Web. An attacker could trick a user into clicking a specially crafted link that would disclose potentially sensitive information to the attacker.

Versions Affected: Splunk 4.0 - 4.3

Credit: Splunk would like to credit Soroush Dalili with the responsible disclosure of this issue.

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

CVSS Base Score 4.9

CVSS Impact Subscore 4.9

CVSS Exploitability Subscore 6.3

CVSS Version 2 Metrics

  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Authentication: Single instance
  • Impact Type:
    • Allows partial confidentiality and integrity violation
  • Exploitability: Proof of concept code
  • Remediation Level: Official fix
  • Report Confidence: Confirmed

    Mitigation and Remediation:

  • Splunk recommends upgrading to the latest maintenance release supplied by Splunk.

    Document History

  • 2012-March-05: Rev 1. Initial Release
  • 2012-March-26: Rev 2. Added CVE Number