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Security Bulletin: Cross-Site Scripting Security Vulnerability in IBM Maximo Asset Management (CVE-2015-4944)

Security Bulletin


Summary

A cross-site scripting vulnerability in Maximo Asset Management could allow an attacker to execute script in a victim's Web browser, within the security context of the hosting Web site.

The vulnerability affects Maximo Asset Management, Maximo Asset Management Essentials, Maximo Industry Solutions (including Maximo for Energy Optimization, Maximo for Government, Maximo for Nuclear Power, Maximo for Transportation, Maximo for Life Sciences, Maximo for Oil and Gas, and Maximo for Utilities), SmartCloud Control Desk, Tivoli Asset Management for IT, Tivoli Service Request Manager, and Change and Configuration Management Database.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-4944
DESCRIPTION: IBM Maximo Asset Management is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/104517 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following versions of the IBM Maximo Asset Management core product, and all other IBM Maximo Industry Solution and IBM Control Desk products, regardless of their own version, if they are currently installed on top of an affected IBM Maximo Asset Management. *

Maximo Asset Management core product affected versions:
Maximo Asset Management 7.6, 7.5, 7.1
Maximo Asset Management Essentials 7.5, 7.1

Industry Solutions products affected if using an affected core version:
Maximo for Aviation
Maximo for Government
Maximo for Life Sciences
Maximo for Nuclear Power
Maximo for Oil and Gas
Maximo for Transportation
Maximo for Utilities

IBM Control Desk products affected if using an affected core version:
SmartCloud Control Desk
IBM Control Desk
Tivoli Asset Management for IT
Tivoli Integration Composer
Tivoli Service Request Manager
Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database

* To determine the core product version, log in and view System Information. The core product version is the "Tivoli's process automation engine" version. Please consult the Product Coexistence Matrix for a list of supported product combinations.

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to download the appropriate Interim Fix or Fix Pack from Fix Central (What is Fix Central?) and apply for each affected product as soon as possible. Please see below for information on the fixes available for each product, version, and release. Follow the installation instructions in the ‘readme’ documentation provided with each fix pack or interim fix.

For Maximo Asset Management, Maximo Asset Management Essentials and Maximo Industry Solutions 7.6, 7.5, 7.1:

VRMFix Pack or Interim FixDownload
7.6.0Maximo 7.6.0.1 Interim Fix:
7.6.0.1-TIV-MBS-IFIX001 or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral
7.5.0Maximo 7.5.0.8 Interim Fix:
7.5.0.8-TIV-MBS-IFIX003 or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral
7.1.17.1.1.13 Interim Fix:
Latest Interim Fix available
Contact IBM Support

For SmartCloud Control Desk 7.6, 7.5:
VRMFix Pack or Interim FixDownload
7.6.0Maximo 7.6.0.1 Interim Fix:
7.6.0.1-TIV-MBS-IFIX001 or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral
7.5.1Maximo 7.5.0.8 Interim Fix:
7.5.0.8-TIV-MBS-IFIX003 or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral
7.5.0Maximo 7.5.0.8 Interim Fix:
7.5.0.8-TIV-MBS-IFIX003 or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral

For Tivoli IT Asset Management for IT, Tivoli Service Request Manager, and Change and Configuration Management Database 7.2, 7.1:

VRMFix Pack or Interim FixDownload
7.1 - 7.27.1.1.13 Interim Fix:
Latest Interim Fix available
Contact IBM Support

If assistance is needed in determining the appropriate Fix Pack or Interim Fix level, contact IBM Technical Support. It is recommended that you always request the latest available Fix Pack or Interim Fix.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

None

*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.

Disclaimer

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018

UID

swg21963973