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 IBM Curam Social Program Management contains a cross-site request forgery
               vulnerability in the REST API (CVE-2018-2001)
                                6 May 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Curam Social Program Management
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-2001  

Original Bulletin: 

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IBM Curam Social Program Management contains a cross-site request forgery
vulnerability in the REST API (CVE-2018-2001)

Product:             Curam Social Program Management
Component:           Not Applicable
Software version:    7.0.5, 7.0.4, 6.2.0, 6.1.1
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
Reference #:         0883184

Security Bulletin


A recent product security scanning exercise identified that a cross-site
request forgery vulnerability exists within REST in IBM Curam Social Program
Management. The issue relates to the checking of the HTTP referrer header for
GET requests on the server side, which should be checked in a similar way to
all other requests.
Note: If you are using the REST API, you are vulnerable to cross-site request

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-2001
DESCRIPTION: IBM Curam Social Program Management is vulnerable to cross-site
request forgery which could allow an attacker to execute malicious and
unauthorized actions transmitted from a user that the website trusts.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/154891 for the current
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Curam Social Program Management -
IBM Curam Social Program Management -
IBM Curam Social Program Management -
IBM Curam Social Program Management -

Note: The REST API was not present in version 6.0.5 and earlier versions, so
these versions are not vulnerable.


|Product            |VRMF      |Remediation/First Fix                                   |
|Curam SPM          |  7.0.6   |Visit IBM Fix Central and upgrade to or a       |
|                   |          |subsequent 7.0.6 release.                               |
|Curam SPM          |7.0.4     |Visit IBM Fix Central and upgrade to or a       |
|                   |          |subsequent 7.0.4 release.                               |
|Curam SPM          |  6.2.0   |Visit IBM Fix Central and upgrade to iFix3  or a|
|                   |          |subsequent 6.2.0 release.                               |
|Curam SPM          |  6.1.1   |Visit IBM Fix Central and upgrade to iFix3  or a|
|                   |          |subsequent 6.1.1 release.                               |

Workarounds and Mitigations

For information about all other versions, contact IBM Curam Social Program
Management customer support.

Change History

03 May 2019: Original document published

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