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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Appliance is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2020-7676)

Security Bulletin


IBM MQ Appliance has addressed a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-7676
DESCRIPTION:   angular.js is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious script into a web page that would be executed in a victim's web browser within the security context of the hosting web site, when the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base score: 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 LTS
IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 CD
IBM MQ Appliance 9.2


IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 LTS

Apply fixpack, or later maintenance

IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 CD

Upgrade to 9.2.1, or later continuous delivery release

IBM MQ Appliance 9.2 LTS

Upgrade to, or later maintenance

Workarounds and Mitigations

IBM MQ Appliance 9.2

This vulnerability is only applicable if the web console has been switched from the New Web Console (which is the default web console for IBM MQ Appliance V9.2.0) to the Dashboard Web Console (which was the web console for earlier versions of IBM MQ Appliance).

For instructions on how to switch between console types, see:

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Change History

06 Jan 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
06 January 2021