Persistent Cross-Site Scripting in “Save Table” Dialog in Splunk Enterprise

Advisory ID: SVD-2022-1101

CVE ID: CVE-2022-43561

Published: 2022-11-02

Last Update: 2022-11-02

CVSSv3.1 Score: 6.4, Medium, Medium


Bug ID: SPL-207040


In Splunk Enterprise versions below 8.1.12, 8.2.9, and 9.0.2, a remote user that holds the “power” Splunk role can store arbitrary scripts that can lead to persistent cross-site scripting (XSS). The vulnerability affects instances with Splunk Web enabled.


For Splunk Enterprise, upgrade versions to 8.1.12, 8.2.9, 9.0.2, or higher.

For Splunk Cloud Platform, Splunk is actively patching and monitoring the Splunk Cloud instances.

Product Status

ProductVersionComponentAffected VersionFix Version
Splunk Enterprise8.1Splunk Web8.1.11 and lower8.1.12
Splunk Enterprise8.2Splunk Web8.2.0 to 8.2.7=88.2.9
Splunk Enterprise9.0Splunk Web9.0.0 to
Splunk Cloud PlatformSplunk Web9.0.2205 and lower9.0.2208

Mitigations and Workarounds

If users do not log in to Splunk Web on indexers in a distributed environment, disable Splunk Web on those indexers. See Disable unnecessary Splunk Enterprise components and the web.conf configuration specification file for more information on disabling Splunk Web.


This is a detection search to find persistent XSS that was included while inputting data in the ‘Save Table’ dialog in the affected versions of Splunk Enterprise.


Splunk rated the vulnerability as Medium. The vulnerability lets a remote authenticated user with the power role to store arbitrary scripts, but exploitation requires a multistep process by the victim. Hence, Splunk scored the vulnerability as 6.4 with a CVSSv3.1 vector of CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H.

If the Splunk Enterprise instance does not run Splunk Web, there is no impact and the severity is Informational.


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