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Security Bulletin: Rational DOORS Web Access is affected Cross-site scripting vulnerability

Security Bulletin


Rational DOORS Web Access is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1975
DESCRIPTION: IBM DWA 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

Rational DOORS Web Access: 9.5.1 -
Rational DOORS Web Access: 9.5.2 -
Rational DOORS Web Access: 9.6.0 -
Rational DOORS Web Access: 9.6.1 -


Upgrade to the fix pack that corresponds to the version of Rational DOORS Web Access that you are running, as shown in the following table.
Rational DOORS version Upgrade to fix pack
9.5.1 -
9.5.2 -
9.6.0 -
9.6.1 -

For Rational DOORS version 9.5.1.x and earlier, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

10 May 2019: Original version published

*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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Document Information

Modified date:
10 May 2019