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Security Bulletin: IBM Aspera Shares 1.9.14 Patch Level 1 and earlier are vulnerable to DOM XSS

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DOM XSS on IBM Aspera Shares 1.9.14 Patch Level 1 and earlier could lead to HTML/JS injection and Account takeover.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4731
DESCRIPTION:  IBM Aspera Web Application is vulnerable to 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.
CVSS Base Score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: for more information
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Aspera Shares1.9.14 Patch Level 1 and earlier






Remediation/First Fix

IBM Aspera Shares1.9.14 Patch Level 2


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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Michele Romano and Simone Bovi.

Change History

03 Sep 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
16 September 2020