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Security Bulletin: IBM Kenexa LCMS Premier On Premise - [All] jQuery (Publicly disclosed vulnerability) CVEID: 180875

Security Bulletin


We have identified that the IBM Kenexa LCMS Premier is affected by one or more security vulnerabilities. These have been addressed in LCMS Premier 14.0 version.

Vulnerability Details

Third Party Entry:   180875
DESCRIPTION:   jQuery cross-site scripting
CVSS Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
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 Kenexa LCMS Premier on premise14.0 and below


IBM recommends updating to the latest release for customers who are using an affected version. The new version is available at IBM Passport Advantage web site.

Once on version 14.0, please proceed to download and apply the provided fix via Fix Central.

Steps to Download from Fix Central

  • Log in to Fix Central (
  • Select "IBM Kenexa LCMS Premier” from the Product Selector dropdown
  • Select "14.0" from the Installed version dropdown
  • Select "Windows" from the Platform dropdown
  • Click "Continue"
  • Select "Browse for Fixes” and click "Continue"


Download the following 2 files:

  • Download the 14.0.0 patch - or above


Steps to Follow in Version 14.0 ONLY:

  1. Remove all plugins:
    1. From ConfigWiz.exe, check "Advanced" checkbox, then click "Stop Services".
    2. Move all jar and all zip files from plugin folder to somewhere else.
    3. From ConfigWiz.exe, click "Add/Remove Plugins".
  2. Install the plugin or patch:
    1. Move or copy the new plugin file or patch into the plugin folder.
    2. From ConfigWiz.exe, click "Advanced" checkbox, then click "Add/Remove Plugins".
  3. Re-Start Services

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

10 Sep 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
11 September 2020