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Security Bulletin: Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2018-1445)

Security Bulletin


A fix is available for a cross-site scripting vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2018-1445).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1445
IBM WebSphere Portal 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

Affected Product

Affected Versions
IBM WebSphere Portal9.0.0.0 - CF15
IBM WebSphere Portal8.5.0.0 - CF15
IBM WebSphere Portal8.0.0.0 - CF22


IBM WebSphere Portal9.0PI94218, PI95891Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 16 (CF16), targeted for 2Q 2018.
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 9.0)
IBM WebSphere Portal8.5PI94218, PI95891Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 16 (CF16), targeted for 2Q 2018.
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal
IBM WebSphere Portal8.0.0 through to Fix Pack with Cumulative Fix 23 (CF23), targeted for April 2018.
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal

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Change History

10 April 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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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018