IBM Business Process Manager is vulnerable to open redirects, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Business Process Manager could allow a remote attacker to conduct phishing attacks, using an open redirect attack. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to spoof the URL displayed to redirect a user to a malicious Web site that would appear to be trusted. This could allow the attacker to obtain highly sensitive information or conduct further attacks against the victim.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/122891 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
- IBM Business Process Manager V184.108.40.206 through V220.127.116.11
- IBM Business Process Manager V18.104.22.168 through V22.214.171.124
- IBM Business Process Manager V126.96.36.199 through V188.8.131.52
- IBM Business Process Manager V184.108.40.206
- IBM Business Process Manager V220.127.116.11 through V18.104.22.168 CF2
- IBM Business Process Manager V22.214.171.124 through V126.96.36.199 Cumulative Fix 2016.12
Note: A fix for IBM BPM V8.5.7 cumulative fix (CF) 2017.03 is available even though IBM BPM V8.5.7 CF 2017.03 is not vulnerable to this security issue. The intention of this interim fix is to prevent the following unnecessary warning message in IBM Installation Manager, which you see when you upgrade IBM BPM:
"One or more fixes will be uninstalled when IBM(R) Business Process Manager <Advanced | Standard | Express> is updated to 8.5.7. CF2017.03. The update does not address issues that were resolved previously by the maintenance packages. The problems might return if fixes for the the following issues are not reapplied or have new fixes applied to prevent the problems from returning.
- JR57478 in the package IBM(R) Business Process Manager <Advanced | Standard | Express> 8.5...
- JR57590 in the package IBM(R) Business Process Manager <Advanced | Standard | Express> 8.5..."
The recommended solution is to apply the fixes as below:
- IBM Business Process Manager Advanced
- IBM Business Process Manager Standard
- IBM Business Process Manager Express
As IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 is out of general support, customers with a support extension contract can contact IBM support to request the fix.
For IBM BPM V188.8.131.52 through V184.108.40.206:
- Upgrade to minimal Refresh Pack 1, install Fix Pack 2 as required by iFix and then apply iFix JR57478
- JR57590 is not required for the V7.5 release
- Upgrade to minimal Refresh Pack 1, install Fix Pack 3 as required by iFix and then apply iFix JR57478
- JR57590 is not required for the V8.0 release
For IBM BPM V220.127.116.11 through V18.104.22.168
For IBM BPM V22.214.171.124
For IBM BPM V126.96.36.199 through V188.8.131.52 CF2
For IBM BPM V184.108.40.206 through V220.127.116.11 CF 2016.12
- Install CF 2017.03
Workarounds and Mitigations
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17 October 2017: Clarify APARs for BPM versions
17 October 2017: JR58405 replaces incorrect APAR JR57478
18 May 2017: original document 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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15 June 2018