IBM WebSphere Portal Web Content Manager cross-site scripting
|was-portal-cve20130549-xss (82762)||Medium Risk|
IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input in the Web Content Manager - Web Content Viewer Portlet. 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.
Note: Pages that contain the deprecated version of the Web Content Viewer Portlet (that is based on the IBM Portlet API) are vulnerable to Cross-Site-Scripting attacks. This vulnerability does not affect the separate Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) Portlet.
Refer to IBM Security Bulletin 1638984 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- IBM Security Bulletin 1638984: Cross-Site-Scripting vulnerability in Web Content Viewer Portlet of WebSphere Portal Server versions 7.0.0.x and 8.0.0.x (CVE-2013-0549).
- BID-60231: IBM WebSphere Portal CVE-2013-0549 Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
- CVE-2013-0549: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Web Content Manager - Web Content Viewer Portlet in the server in IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.x through 188.8.131.52 CF22 and 8.0.0.x through 184.108.40.206 CF5, when the IBM Portlet API is used, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted URL.
- SA53636: IBM WebSphere Portal Server Web Content Viewer Portlet Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
- IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0
- IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0
May 29, 2013
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