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Security Bulletin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability affects IBM Business Automation Workflow - CVE-2020-4672

Security Bulletin


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

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4672
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Business Automation Workflow 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: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions


Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Business Automation WorkflowV20.0


The recommended solution is to apply the Interim Fix (iFix) or Cumulative Fix (CF) containing APAR JR62963 as soon as practical:

For IBM Business Automation Workflow V20.0
· Upgrade to minimal cumulative fix levels as required by iFix and then apply iFix JR62963
· Apply cumulative fix Business Automation Workflow V20.0.0.2 or later

Workarounds and Mitigations


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This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Try H4rder (Hung Dao) of

Change History

13 Nov 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
16 November 2020