Date: 09 December 2014
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Fix available for Cross Site Scripting
Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-6215)
9 December 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM WebSphere Portal
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-6215
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Security Bulletin: Fix available for Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-6215)
More support for:
6.1.0, 6.1.5, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5
AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS, z/OS
A fix is available for a Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere
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 Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/98802 for the
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
The recommended solution is to apply PI24434 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI24434.
Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 03 (CF03).
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 220.127.116.11:
For 8.0.0 through 18.104.22.168
Upgrade to Fix Pack 22.214.171.124 with Cumulative Fix 14 (CF14) and then apply
the Interim Fix PI24434.
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 126.96.36.199:
For 7.0.0 through 188.8.131.52
Upgrade to Fix Pack 184.108.40.206 with Cumulative Fix 29 (CF29).
(Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 220.127.116.11:
For 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124
Upgrade to Fix Pack 126.96.36.199 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply
the Interim Fix PI24434.
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 188.8.131.52:
For 184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11
Upgrade to Fix Pack 18.104.22.168 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply
the Interim Fixes PI24434.
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 22.214.171.124:
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