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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability in IBM Business
Process Manager (BPM) Process Inspector (CVE-2014-6173)
17 December 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Business Process Manager
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-6173
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Security Bulletin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability in IBM Business Process
Manager (BPM) Process Inspector (CVE-2014-6173)
More support for:
IBM Business Process Manager Advanced
8.0, 8.0.1, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 8.5, 188.8.131.52, 8.5.5
AIX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
Insufficient user input validation in IBM Business Process Manager's Process
Inspector can lead to a cross-site scripting exposure.
CVE ID: CVE-2014-6173
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/98418 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)
IBM Business Process Manager 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.
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Business Process Manager Standard V8.0.x 8.5.x
IBM Business Process Manager Express V8.0.x 8.5.x
IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V8.0.x 8.5.x
Install the interim fix for APAR JR50241 as appropriate for your current IBM
Business Process Manager version.
IBM Business Process Manager Express
IBM Business Process Manager Standard
IBM Business Process Manager Advanced
Workarounds and Mitigations
The attack requires a user to access a malicious URL that the attacker has
constructed for this purpose. Advise your users not to click links of unknown
or untrusted origins.
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2014-12-12 - initial 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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OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version
Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Standard Security AIX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows 8.5.5, 184.108.40.206, 8.5, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168,
22.214.171.124, 8.0.1, 8.0
Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Express Security Linux, Linux zSeries, Windows 8.5.5, 126.96.36.199, 8.5, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 8.0.1,
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