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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Console has inadequate input validation (CVE-2018-1836)

Security Bulletin


The IBM MQ console has inadequate input validation in one of its forms that could allow an attacker to inject unintended data into fields.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1836
DESCRIPTION: IBM MQ Console is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality and 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

IBM MQ and IBM MQ Appliance v9 CD

IBM MQ CD versions 9.0.2 - 9.0.5

IBM MQ and IBM MQ Appliance v9.1 LTS

IBM MQ v9.1 LTS versions -


IBM MQ and IBM MQ Appliance V9 CD

Upgrade to IBM MQ V9.1.1

Apply fix pack or later.

IBM MQ Appliance V9.1 LTS
Apply fix pack or later.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

11th March 2019: Original Version Published
9th April 2019 : Update with IBM MQ Appliance fixes and download links.

*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     13242
IBM MQ Product Record ID    121186
IBM MQ Appliance Product Record ID 123037

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Document Information

Modified date:
10 April 2019