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Security Bulletin: Cross-Site Request Forgery in IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management - Collaborative Edition (CVE-2013-5427)

Security Bulletin


Due to insufficient safeguards against cross-site request forgery, an attacker can trick a legitimate user into opening a URL that results in an action being taken as that user, potentially without the knowledge of that user. Any actions taken require that the legitimate user be already authenticated or to authenticate separately as part of the attack.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5427

CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management - Collaborative Edition Versions 11.0, 10.1 and 10.0
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server for Product Information Management Versions 9.1 and 9.0


The recommended solution is to apply the fix as soon as practical. Please see below for information on the fixes available.

ProductVRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management - Collaborative Edition10.1/10.0None10.1-FP8
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management - Collaborative Edition11.0None11.0-FP3
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server for Product Information Management9.1/9.0None9.1.0-FP14

Workarounds and Mitigations

None known

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Change History

12-Mar-2014: Version 11.0 FP link added.
24-Feb-2014: Version 9.1 FP link added.
31-Jan-2014: Original version published
31-Jan-2014: CVSS Temporal Score link updated.

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.


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Product Synonym

MDMCS;Infosphere Master Data Management Collaboration Server;WPC ;MDMPIM;MDM Server for PIM;WebSphere Product Center;InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM;InfoSphere Master Data Management Server for Product Information Management;Global Data Synchronization for Product Information Management

Document Information

Modified date:
30 August 2019