IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal cross-site scripting

ibm-websphere-cve20140855-xss (90802) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

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:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Cross-Site Scripting

Remedy:

Refer to IBM Security Bulletin 1663921 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin 1663921: Fix available for Cross Site Scripting vulnerabilities in IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-0855).
  • BID-65477: IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2014-0855: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in IBM Connections Portlets 4.x before 4.5.1 FP1 for IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.2 and 8.0.0.1 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors.
  • SA56918: IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Connections Portlets 4.5.1 FP1

Reported:

Feb 07, 2014

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