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ESB-2014.2327 - [Win][Linux][IBM i][HP-UX][Solaris][AIX] IBM WebSphere Portal: Cross-site scripting - Remote with user interaction

Date: 09 December 2014

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2014.2327
         Security Bulletin: Fix available for Cross Site Scripting
           Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-6215)
                              9 December 2014

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM WebSphere Portal
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   HP-UX
                   IBM i
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
                   Windows
                   i5/OS
                   z/OS
Impact/Access:     Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-6215  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21691458

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Security Bulletin: Fix available for Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-6215)

Document information

More support for:
WebSphere Portal

Software version:
6.1.0, 6.1.5, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5

Operating system(s):
AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS, z/OS

Reference #:
1691458

Modified date:
2014-12-08

Security Bulletin

Summary

A fix is available for a Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere
Portal (CVE-2014-6215).

Vulnerability Details

CVE-2014-6215

DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal 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.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/98802 for the
current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

WebSphere Portal 8.5
WebSphere Portal 8.0
WebSphere Portal 7
WebSphere Portal 6.1

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply PI24434 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI24434.

For 8.5.0
Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 03 (CF03).
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.5.0.0:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037786)

For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
Upgrade to Fix Pack 8.0.0.1 with Cumulative Fix 14 (CF14) and then apply
the Interim Fix PI24434.
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034497)

For 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2
Upgrade to Fix Pack 7.0.0.2 with Cumulative Fix 29 (CF29).
(Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.2:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029452)

For 6.1.5.0 through 6.1.5.3
Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.1.5.3 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply
the Interim Fix PI24434.
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.5.3:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)

For 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.6
Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.1.0.6 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply
the Interim Fixes PI24434.
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.0.6:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)
Workarounds and Mitigations

n/a
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possible to minimize any potential risk.

References
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2

Related information
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

04 December 2014:  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 Security Bulletin.
Disclaimer

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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