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Security Bulletin: Potential Security Vulnerability fixed in WebSphere Virtual Enterprise (CVE-2013-5425)

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Potential Security vulnerability fixed in WebSphere Virtual Enterprise


CVE ID: CVE-2013-5425 (PM93828)

IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise may be vulnerable to cross-site scripting in the Administration Console caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in the victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked.


CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

: The following versions are affected:

  • IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Version 7
  • IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Version 6.1

  • REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical
    Apply a Fix Pack or Interim Fix containing this APAR PM93828, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise

    For V7.0 through
  • Apply Fix Pack 4 (, or later.

  • For V6.1 through
  • Apply Fix Pack 6 (, or later.

  • OR

    APAR Interim Fix:
  • Find your applicable Version for APAR Interim Fix PM93828
  • Ensure you are at the minimally required Fix Pack Level before installing the APAR Interim Fix, then
  • Apply the APAR Interim Fix

  • Workaround(s): None
    Mitigation(s): none

    Complete CVSS Guide
    On-line Calculator V2

  • 11 November 2013: Original copy 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 Flash.

    According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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    Document Information

    Modified date:
    15 June 2018