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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Dojo Toolkit affect WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2014-8917)

Security Bulletin


There is a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the Dojo Toolkits that are used by WebSphere Application Server Admin Console and Web 2.0 and Mobile Feature Packs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-8917
DESCRIPTION: IBM Dojo Toolkit is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Affected Products and Versions

  • WebSphere Application Server Versions 8.0 and 8.5
  • Web 2.0 Feature Pack that ships with Version 7.0
  • Web 2.0 and Mobile Feature Pack that ships with Version 7.0 and Version 8.0
  • Web 2.0 and Mobile Toolkit that ships with Version 8.5


For IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition :

Download and apply the interim fix APARs below, for your appropriate release:

For V8.5.0.0 through Full Profile:

  • Apply WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 6 ( or later.

For through --OR--
  • Apply WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 11 ( or later.

For Web 2.0 and Mobile Feature Packs:

For Web 2.0 and Mobile Toolkit that ships with Version 8.5:
For Web 2.0 and Mobile Feature Packs that ship with Version 8.0 and 7.0:
For Web 2.0 Feature Pack that ships with Version 7.0:

If you are using an earlier unsupported release, IBM strongly recommends that you upgrade.

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Change History

26 March 2015: original document published
14 April 2015: clarified Web 2.0 Interim fixes

*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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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018