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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management is vulnerable to a Insecure JSF ViewState found in MDM User Interface (CVE-2016-9714)

Security Bulletin


IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management is vulnerable to a Insecure JSF ViewState found in MDM Busines Admin User Interface which could allow an attacker to execute malicious and unauthorized actions.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-9714
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery which could allow an attacker to execute malicious and unauthorized actions transmitted from a user that the website trusts.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability is known to affect the following offerings:

Affected IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server
Affected Versions
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management10.1
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management11.0
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management11.3
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management11.4
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management11.5
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management11.6


The recommended solution is to apply the fix as soon as practical. Please see below for information on how to fix.

If you have customized the UI and you already have the source code available in RAD you can skip step#1 and #2.

1. Locate the file from MDM sample.
2. Import the projects into RAD and follow Downloading, configuring and deploying the sample
3. Open web.xml from CustomerBusinessAdminWeb so
- enable com.sun.faces.enableHighAvailability in Web.xml

Refer the code below
If set to true while server-side state saving is being used, a serialized representation
of the view is stored on the server. This allows for failover and sever clustering support.
Default is false. This parameter is not available in JSF 1.0.</description>

- After the code changes do build all

4. Export CustomerBusinessAdmin as EAR
Then From RAD, File -> Export -> Ear File (Under Java EE)
in EAR Export wizard
- select EAR Project name as 'CustomerBusinessAdmin'
- Then provide the destination , that earfile name
5. Deploy the this new exported EAR on server
Note: Before installing EAR on server make sure and of propertiesUI.jar have valid connection properties.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

27 July 2017: Original version published

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018