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Vulnerability Report

CVE-2020-29535: RSA Archer Stored XSS

Virsec Security Research Lab Vulnerability Analysis

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1.1        Vulnerability Summary

Archer before 6.8 P4 ( contains a stored XSS vulnerability. A remote authenticated malicious Archer user could potentially exploit this vulnerability to store malicious HTML or JavaScript code in a trusted application data store. When application users access the corrupted data store through their browsers, the malicious code gets executed by the web browser in the context of the vulnerable web application.

CVE 2020 29535 RSA Archer

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1.2        CVSS Score

The CVSS Base score of this vulnerability is 5.3 Medium as per MITRE, NVD has not yet rated this Vulnerability. CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

1.3        Affected Version

Archer before 6.8 P4 (

1.4        Vulnerability Attribution

This vulnerability is reported by MITRE.

1.5        Risk Impact

Archer is a Leader in the most recent Gartner Magic Quadrant reports for IT Risk Management and IT Vendor Risk Management tools. Archer Suite empowers organizations to manage multiple dimensions of risk on one platform with on-premises and SaaS offerings, and quickly implement industry-standard processes and best practices for advanced risk management maturity, informed decision-making, and enhanced business performance.

 RSA Archer

Some of the customer using Archer as per this website.

Who Uses EMC RSA Archer

Public exploit is not available at the time of writing. Exploiting this vulnerability will allow an attacker to store malicious script into Archer. Another user who access that page would execute that malicious script and in turn becomes vulnerable.

1.6        Virsec Security Platform (VSP) Support:

  • VSP-Web capability can detect all types of stored XSS attack and prevent this attack from being exploited.


1.7        Reference Links:

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