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Security Bulletin: Custom "Execution States" names on IBM Engineering Test Management TCER pages are vulnerable to XSS ( CVE-2021-38934 )

Security Bulletin


ETM allows customization of "Execution States" names, allowing the injection of XSS payloads and making them vulnerable to XSS. Custom values into the names of "Execution States" are not encoded while displaying them on the "Test Cases Execution Records" (TCER) pages, allowing the execution of Javascript code. This is classified as "CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')".

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-38934
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Engineering Test Management 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 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(s)Version(s)
Rational Quality Manager (RQM)
Engineering Test Management (ETM) 7.0.1


IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by upgrading to following IBM Engineering Test Management releases or any version later :

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

26 Aug 2022: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
26 August 2022