Date: 15 March 2016
References: ESB-2015.3239 ESB-2016.0174
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Open Source Dojo ToolKit
affects IBM Social Media Analytics (CVE- 2015-5654)
15 March 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Social Media Analytics
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2015-5654
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Open Source Dojo ToolKit affects IBM
Social Media Analytics (CVE- 2015-5654)
More support for:
Social Media Analytics
A Dojo ToolKit vulnerability affecting versions of Dojo prior to 1.2 was
addressed by IBM Social Media Analytics. An upgrade to Dojo 1.8 was
Dojo Toolkit is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper
validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this
vulnerability in 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: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See
for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Social Media Analytics 1.3
The recommended solution is to apply the following interim fix:
IBM Social Media Analytics 1.3.0 IF17
For users of IBM Social Media Analytics 1.2 IBM recommends upgrading to IBM
Social Media Analytics 1.3.
Workarounds and Mitigations
None known. Apply fixes.
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14 March 2016: Original version published
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OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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