IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal cross-site scripting

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


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.


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


Cross-Site Scripting


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


Feb 07, 2014

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