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Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition Web Gateway vulnerable to CSRF attack (CVE-2012-3294)

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A low risk security vulnerability in the "Web Gateway" component of IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition and WebSphere MQ - Managed File Transfer may be susceptible to a Cross Site Request Forgery attack.


CVE ID: CVE-2012-3294


When using the web gateway, an authenticated user could visit a web page which contains malicious code that could reuse the user's authentication to the web gateway to perform actions for which that user is authorized.


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)

*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 Flash.


Version 7.0.4 and all previous versions of WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition running on all platforms are affected. Version 7.5 of WebSphere MQ - Managed File Transfer running on all platforms is also affected by this vulnerability.

The recommended solution is, for users of the web gateway in the affected products, to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. Please see below for information on the fixes available.

For IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition and IBM WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer:

For all versions
- Contact IBM Technical Support requesting an interim fix for APAR IC85516. Note that older releases of WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition will first need to be upgraded to 7.0.4 or later.

None known; apply fixes. 

- When the web gateway is open, do not use your web browser to visit other websites.
- Do not use the web gateway component.

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CVE-2012-2206 (

The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Nir Valtman from Citadel Consulting (Israel).

08 August 2012: Original Copy Published

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 September 2022