Splunk 5.0.6 addresses one vulnerability


CVE ID: CVE-2013-6998

Published: 2013-11-15

Last Update: 2013-12-17

CVSSv3.1 Score: 3.5, 

CVSSv3.1 Vector: -

CWE: -

Bug ID: SPL-74327


Splunk version 5.0.6 addresses the following vulnerability:

  • Reflected XSS in Splunk Web (SPL-74327, CVE-2013-6998)

At the time of this announcement, Splunk is not aware of any cases where this vulnerability has 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 CVE Identifier listed with the 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.

Affected Products and Components

Security vulnerability addressed by this maintenance release affects the following version(s):

  • SPL-74327: Splunk 5.0.5 and all older versions

    Mitigation and Upgrades

    To mitigate this issue, 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 releases are cumulative, meaning that future releases will contain fixes to these vulnerabilities, new features and other bug fixes


Splunk would like to thank and credit UT Austin Information Security Office with the responsible disclosure of this issue.

Vulnerability Descriptions and Ratings

Reflected XSS in Splunk Web (SPL-74327, CVE-2013-6998)

Description: A reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability was identified in Splunk Web. While this does not have direct impact on the Splunk server, an attacker could trick an authenticated Splunk Web user into clicking a maliciously crafted link (which may exist on any external page), enabling the attacker to execute arbitrary web script code in the victim’s browser.

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

CVSS Base Score 2.9

CVSS Impact Subscore 2.9

CVSS Exploitability Subscore 5.5

Overall CVSS Score 3.5

Document History

  • 2013-Nov-15: Rev 1. Initial Release
  • 2013-Dec-17: Rev 2. Assigned CVE