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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

         Reflected XSS fixed in Blackberry UEM Management Console
                               14 March 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Blackberry UEM Management Console
Publisher:         Blackberry
Operating System:  Windows
                   Linux variants
                   Mac OS
Impact/Access:     Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-17442  

Original Bulletin: 

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BSRT-2018-001 Vulnerability in UEM Management Console impacts UEM

Article Number: 000048073 First Published: March 13, 2018 Last Modified: March
13, 2018 Type: Security Advisory


This advisory addresses a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability that has
been discovered in UEM. BlackBerry is not aware of any exploitation of this
vulnerability. BlackBerry customer risk is limited by the requirement that an
attacker possess knowledge of the internal network and by the inability of an
attacker to force exploitation of the vulnerability without customer
interaction. Successful exploitation requires an attacker craft a malicious
link and requires that a user with Management Console access click on the
malicious link. If the requirements are met for exploitation, an attacker could
potentially execute script commands in the context of a UEM Management Console
user account. After installing the recommended software update, affected
customers will be fully protected from this vulnerability.

Who Should Read This Advisory?

UEM administrators

More information

Have any BlackBerry customers been subject to an attack that exploits this
BlackBerry is not aware of any attacks targeting BlackBerry customers using
this vulnerability.

What factors affected the release of this security advisory?
This advisory addresses a privately disclosed vulnerability. BlackBerry
publishes full details of a software update in a security advisory after
the fix is available to our customers. Publishing this advisory ensures
that all of our customers can protect themselves by updating their

Where can I read more about the security of BlackBerry products and

For more information on BlackBerry security, visit www.blackberry.com/
security and www.blackberry.com/bbsirt.

Affected Products and Resolutions

Read the following to determine if your UEM installation is affected.

Affected Products

UEM version 12.7.1 and earlier.

Non Affected Products

UEM version 12.7.2 and later.


BlackBerry has issued a fix for this vulnerability, which is included in
BlackBerry UEM 12.7.2. and later. This software update resolves this
vulnerability on affected versions. To be fully protected from this issue,
affected customers should update to BlackBerry UEM version 12.7.2 or later.
Visit the BlackBerry UEM download page to download upgrades or maintenance
releases https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code

Vulnerability Information

A vulnerability exists in the UEM Management Console of affected versions of
UEM. The Management Console is a web interface that allows administrators and
users to manage enterprise-activated devices. Users can only manage their own
In order to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must first know the URL of
the UEM Management Console on the internal network and then craft a malicious
link containing script commands. An attacker must then persuade a user with
legitimate access to the Management Console to click on the link.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in an attacker
executing script commands in the context of the affected UEM Management Console

description of the security issue that this security advisory addresses.
CVE identifier: CVSSv3 score
CVE-2017-17442: 5.9


Mitigations are existing conditions that a potential attacker would need to
overcome to mount a successful attack or that would limit the severity of
an attack. Examples of such conditions include default settings, common
configurations, and general best practices.
This issue is mitigated for all customers by the prerequisite that an
attacker must persuade a user with access to the Management Console to
click a maliciously crafted link. An attacker cannot force the user to
click the link or bypass the requirement that the user chooses to click the
link. BlackBerry recommends that users do not click links in emails
received from untrusted sources or within webpages they are otherwise
directed to by untrusted sources.
This issue is further mitigated by the prerequisite that an attacker must
have knowledge of the internal network.
Further, script commands are able to carry out actions within the context
of the Management Console only and not the underlying system or database.
Finally, the script execution is restricted to the context of the targeted
victim's account permissions in the Management Console.


Workarounds are settings or configuration changes that a user or
administrator can apply to help protect against an attack. BlackBerry
recommends that all users apply the available software update to fully
protect their system.
There are no workarounds for this vulnerability; however, BlackBerry
recommends that UEM administrators and users should only access the
Management Console via known trusted sources (such as the direct URL or
user-created bookmarks) and not by using any links supplied by untrusted

More information

Are BES10 and BES5 affected by this vulnerability?

Change Log

Initial publication

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