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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Network Protection is vulnerable to Cross-Site Scripting. (CVE-2014-6189)

Security Bulletin


IBM Security Network Protection contains a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details


DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Network Protection is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Affected Products and Versions

Products: IBM Security Network Protection (XGS) models 3100, 4100, 5100, 7100
Firmware versions: 5.2 and 5.3


IBM has provided fixes for all supported versions. Follow the installation instructions in the README files included with the fix.

IBM Security Network Protection5.
IBM Security Network Protection5.3Firmware Update

Workarounds and Mitigations


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IBM Security Ethical Hacking Team: Paul Ionescu, Brennan Brazeau, John Zuccato, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, Warren Moynihan

Change History

April 1, 2015: 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:
16 June 2018