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Security Bulletin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability affect IBM Business Automation Workflow and IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) - CVE-2020-4698

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Business Process Manager and IBM Business Automation Workflow are vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4698
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Business Process Manager 8.5, 8.6 and IBM Business Automation Workflow 18.0, 19.0, and 20.0 are vulnerable to stored cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session. IBM X-Force ID: 186841.
CVSS Base score: 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/186841 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Business Automation WorkflowV20.0
V19.0
V18.0
IBM Business Process ManagerV8.6
V8.5

For earlier and unsupported versions of the products, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the Interim Fix (iFix) or Cumulative Fix (CF) containing APAR JR62677 and JR62656 as soon as practical:

For IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0, V19.0, and V20.0
· Upgrade to minimal cumulative fix levels as required by iFix and then apply iFix JR62677 and JR62656
--OR--
· Apply cumulative fix Business Automation Workflow V20.0.0.2 or later

For IBM Business Automation Workflow on Containers, see Readme for IBM Business Automation Workflow on Containers 20.0.0.1 IF001

For IBM Business Process Manager V8.6
· Upgrade to minimal cumulative fix levels as required by iFix and then apply iFix JR62677 and JR62656
--OR--
· Upgrade to Business Automation Workflow V20.0.0.2 or later

For IBM BPM V8.5
· Upgrade to IBM BPM V8.5.7, apply Cumulative Fix 2017.06 and then apply iFix JR62677 and JR62656
--OR--
· Upgrade to Business Automation Workflow V20.0.0.2 or later

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Try H4rder (Hung Dao) of secgit.com

Change History

04 Sep 2020: Initial Publication
12 Oct 2020: Add link to IBM Business Automation Workflow on Containers fix

*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 Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
12 October 2020

UID

ibm16326825