IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser session time-out information disclosure

sterling-cve20130527-info-disclosure (82609) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser is vulnerable to unauthorized information disclosure as a result of C:D Browser pages being left open subsequent to idle session time-out. This could potentially expose sensitive data within the administrative console if the browser is visible and left unattended. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need access to an unlocked desktop of the administrative user.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 1.9
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 1.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Refer to IBM Security Bulletin 1640356 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin 1640356: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser user interface has multiple vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-0527 and CVE-2013-0529).
  • CVE-2013-0527: The Browser in IBM Sterling Connect:Direct 1.4 before 1.4.0.11 and 1.5 through 1.5.0.1 does not close pages upon the timeout of a session, which allows physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive administrative-console information by reading the screen of an unattended workstation.

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser User Interface 1.4
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser User Interface 1.5

Reported:

Jun 11, 2013

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