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Security Bulletin: IBM OpenPages GRC Platform has addressed secure HTTP header improvements (CVE-2017-1290)

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IBM OpenPages GRC Platform has addressed potential security exposure due to some missing secure HTTP headers

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1290
IBM OpenPages GRC Platform 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

IBM OpenPages versions 7.1 through 7.3


A fix has been created for each affected version of the named product. Download and install the fix as soon as possible. Fixes and installation instructions are provided at the URLs listed below:

FixDownload URL
For OpenPages GRC Platform 7.3.0
- Apply 7.3 Fix Pack 1 ( or later
For OpenPages GRC Platform 7.2.0 through
- Apply 7.2 Fix Pack 5 ( or later
For OpenPages GRC Platform 7.1.0 through
- Apply 7.1 Fix Pack 4 ( or later

For OpenPages GRC Platform v7.0.x customers, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None known, apply fixes.

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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Akik Rahman

Change History

16 October 2017 : 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:
15 June 2018