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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Governance Catalog is affected by a Reflected XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) vulnerability

Security Bulletin


A Reflected XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) vulnerability was addressed by IBM InfoSphere Governance Catalog.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1895
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Information Server 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 Environmental Score*: Undefined
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

The following products, running on all supported platforms, are affected:
IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog: versions 11.3, 11.5, and 11.7
IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud: version 11.5, and 11.7





Remediation/First Fix

InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, Information Server on Cloud



--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version

--For IBM InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition in a containerized environment, apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server

InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, Information Server on Cloud



--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server 11.5 Service Pack 5

InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog



--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version
--Apply Information Governance Catalog Security patch

Contact Technical Support:

In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support
contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
open a Service Request with Information Server Technical Support.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

04 December 2018: Original version published
12 April 2019: Publish fix for 11.3 release
19 April 2019: Published fix for Enterprise Edition version 11.7.1
29 April 2019: Publish fix for version 11.7.1

*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.


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Internal Use Only

PSIRT 123877

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSZJPZ","label":"IBM InfoSphere Information Server"},"Component":"InfoSphere Governance Catalog","Platform":[{"code":"PF002","label":"AIX"},{"code":"PF016","label":"Linux"},{"code":"PF033","label":"Windows"}],"Version":"11.3;11.5;11.7","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB10","label":"Data and AI"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
29 April 2019