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Security Bulletin: Clickjacking vulnerability in WebSphere Application Server Liberty affects IBM Spectrum Control (formerly Tivoli Storage Productivity Center) (CVE-2019-4285)

Security Bulletin


There is a potential clickjacking vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Admin Center which affects IBM Spectrum Control (formerly Tivoli Storage Productivity Center).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4285
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server - Liberty Admin Center could allow a remote attacker to hijack the clicking action of the victim. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could send a specially-crafted HTTP request to hijack the victim's click actions or launch other client-side browser attacks.
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

Affected Product Affected Versions
IBM Spectrum Control 5.2.13 -
IBM Spectrum Control 5.3.0 - 5.3.3
 The versions listed above apply to all licensed offerings of IBM Spectrum Control.  


The solution is to apply an appropriate IBM Spectrum Control fix. Click on the download link and follow the Installation Instructions. The solution should be implemented as soon as practicable.

Starting with 5.2.8, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center has been renamed to IBM Spectrum Control.

Release First Fixing
VRM Level
Link to Fix/Fix Availability Target
  5.3 5.3.4

Note: It is always recommended to have a current backup before applying any update procedure.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

20 September 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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Internal Use Only

AD: 16145
PR:  140472

Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
20 September 2019