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Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere MQ XR WebSockets listener is vulnerable to reflected cross-site scripting (CVE-2015-0176)

Security Bulletin


Summary

MQ XR WebSockets Listener does not properly sanitize URI in error response which could be used in a reflected cross-site scripting attack.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0176
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere MQ is vulnerable to reflected 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 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100941 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

IBM WebSphere MQ 8.0

  • Maintenance level 8.0.0.1 and earlier

IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5
  • Maintenance level 7.5.0.4 and earlier

Remediation/Fixes

IBM WebSphere MQ 8.0


IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

20 April 2015: Original version published.
03 June 2015: Updated for V7.5 information

*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

UID

swg21699549