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Security Advisory 2014-04: XSS Issue

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 April 01, 2014 — Please read carefully and check if the version of your OTRS system is affected by this vulnerability.

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Security Advisory Details

  • ID: OSA-2014-04
  • Date: 2014-04-01
  • Title: XSS issue
  • Severity: Low (Overall CVSS Score : 2.7)
  • Product: OTRS 3.1.x, 3.2.x, 3.3.x
  • Fixed in: OTRS 3.1.21, 3.2.16, 3.3.6
  • URL:
  • References: CVE-2014-2553

Vulnerability Description

This advisory covers vulnerabilities discovered in the OTRS core system.

  • A logged in attacker could insert special content in dynamic fields, leading to JavaScript code being executed in OTRS.

Affected by this vulnerability are all releases of OTRS 3.1.x up to and including 3.1.20, 3.2.x up to and including 3.2.15 and 3.3.x up to and including 3.3.5.


Recommended Resolution

This vulnerability is fixed in the latest versions of OTRS and the affected packages, and it is recommended to upgrade to one of these.

Fixed releases can be found at:

Here are detailed informations about the required changes:

OTRS 3.3:

OTRS 3.2

OTRS 3.1

However, to avoid unwanted side effects, we recommend a complete update.

Thanks to Renée Bäcker for discovering and reporting this issue.

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Security Advisory 2014-04: XSS Issue


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