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Security Bulletin: Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) and WebSphere Lombardi Edition (WLE) error handling (CVE-2015-0193)

Security Bulletin


Summary

 IBM Business Proccess Manager is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper neutralization of user-supplied input in some error situations. 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.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0193
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM Business Proccess Manager is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper neutralization of user-supplied input in some error situations. 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: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101009 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 Business Process Manager Standard V7.5.x.x through 8.5.5.0
  • IBM Business Process Manager Express V7.5.x.x through 8.5.5.0
  • IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V7.5.x.x through 8.5.5.0
  • WebSphere Lombardi Edition 7.2

If you are using an older unsupported version, IBM strongly recommends to upgrade.

Remediation/Fixes

Install the interim fix for APAR JR52626 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager or WebSphere Lombardi Edition version.

Workarounds and Mitigations

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References

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Change History

2015-05-27 - initial version published
2015-10-07 - updated version numbers

*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.

Disclaimer

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018

UID

swg21697944