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Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition and IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) cross-site scripting vulnerability in error situations (CVE-2014-0957)

Security Bulletin


When you invoke a service using a URL, user input can be returned in unhandled service failure situations.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0957
IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition and IBM Business Process Manager are vulnerable to cross-site scripting that is caused by the improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker might exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted URL to execute a script in a user's web browser within the security context of the hosting web site after the URL is clicked. An attacker might use this vulnerability to steal the cookie-based authentication credentials of the user.

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

  • IBM Business Process Manager Standard V8.5.x, 8.0.x, and 7.5.x
  • IBM Business Process Manager Express V8.5.x, 8.0.x, and 7.5.x
  • IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V8.5.x, 8.0.x, and 7.5.x
  • IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition 7.2


Install interim fix JR49990 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager or WebSphere Lombardi Edition version.

If you are using earlier unsupported versions, IBM strongly recommends upgrading to a supported version.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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*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