Security Bulletin: Open Redirect and Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities in the SPSS Data Collection Developer Library Help System (CVE-2012-2159, CVE-2012-2161)

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Abstract

Some scripts in the help system used by SPSS Data Collection Developer Library are vulnerable to open redirect or cross-site scripting attacks.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2159

DESCRIPTION: Some scripts used by the help system are vulnerable to redirects from trusted to untrusted web sites when users click a malicious link.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74832 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


CVE ID: CVE-2012-2161

DESCRIPTION: Some scripts used by the help system are vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks. An attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability to collect user credentials or cookie data when users click a malicious link.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74833 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:

· IBM SPSS Data Collection Developer Library 6.0 (DDL 6.0)
· IBM SPSS Data Collection Developer Library 6.0.1 (DDL 6.0.1)

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. Please see below for information on the fixes available.


Fix:
These two issues can be fixed by installing the IBM Eclipse Help System (IEHS) 3.4.3 Fix Pack from the following site:

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Steps to apply the fix pack:
1. Download the latest Fix Pack for IEHS 3.4.3
2. Extract to your <IEHS343> directory. The default directory is “C:\Program Files\Common Files\IBM\SPSS\DataCollection\<Data Collection Version>\Documentation\ibm_help” and override all the files.

Workarounds: None known; apply fixes.

Mitigations: None known.

REFERENCES:
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· X-Force Vulnerability Database ( http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74832)
· X-Force Vulnerability Database ( http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74833)

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Flash.


Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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More support for:

SPSS Data Collection
Developer Library

Software version:

6.0, 6.0.1

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Reference #:

1596690

Modified date:

2012-06-08

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