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Security Bulletin: IBM Maximo Data Loader (maxloader) shipped with IBM Maximo for Civil Infrastructure is vulnerable to cross-site scripting and missing or insecure "X-XSS-Protection" header

Security Bulletin


There is missing or insecure "X-XSS-Protection" header in Maximo Data Loader (maxloader) which is shipped with IBM Maximo for Civil Infrastructure. It may be possible to gather sensitive information about the web application.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-20446
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Maximo for Civil Infrastructure 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 Maximo for Civil InfrastructureV7.6.2


The recommended solution is to apply the interim fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing the APAR for the named product as soon as practical.

Download the correct version of the fix from the following link: Maximo for Civil Infrastructure Fix Pack Installation instructions for the fix are included in the readme document that is in the fix package.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

12 Feb 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
17 February 2021