Forcepoint WebSecurity 8.5 Cross Site Scripting

Forcepoint WebSecurity version 8.5 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

MD5 | 141e6e362032cd8686d01406f6b26649

# Exploit Title: Forcepoint WebSecurity 8.5 - Reflective Cross-Site Scripting
# Exploit Author: Prasenjit Kanti Paul
# Vendor Homepage:
# Software Link:
# Version: Forcepoint Web Security 8.5
# Tested on: Windows 7,10 and Linux Mint
# CVE : CVE-2019-6146
# ForcePoint KBA:
# Video PoC:

# Description: User must visit any site which is restricted as per
# forcepoint policy. So that forcepoint web security will show a generic
# page. While parsing "Domain Name" within generic page forcepoint is not
# validating Host header, which caused XSS.

Lets assume, while accessing, forcepoint web security prevents
us to go to that website with its custom exception/blocking page. Now
follow the steps below:


1. Intercept the traffic while accessing
2. Modify the Host header from to ">


- Oct. 21, 2019 - Issue Reported to PSIRT team of ForcePoint
- Oct. 23, 2019 - ForcePoint team confirms the issue
- Oct. 24, 2019 - CVE-2019-6146 has been assigned
- Jan. 23, 2020 - ForcePoint KBA has been published with proper fixes

*Prasenjit Kanti Paul*

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