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Security Bulletin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability in IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere (CVE-2018-1812)

Security Bulletin


IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting vulnerability

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1812
DESCRIPTION: IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere Enterprise is vulnerable to persistent cross-site scripting, caused by missing escaping of a database field. An attacker that has access to the Control Room database could exploit this vulnerability to execute script in a victim's web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once victim opens a certain page in Control Room.
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

  • IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere V10.0


The recommended solution is to apply the interim fix containing APAR JR59977 as soon as practical:

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

02 October 2018: 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

Advisory ID    13225
Product Record ID    121132

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Document Information

Modified date:
02 October 2018