Packaging Utility bundles the IBM® Eclipse Help System (IEHS) which has a security vulnerability.

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Packaging Utility bundles the IBM® Eclipse Help System (IEHS) which has a security vulnerability.

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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:

Versions 1.5.3 and earlier of Packaging Utility are affected.

REMEDIATION:

The recommended solution is to upgrade Packaging Utility to version 1.6.

FIX:

See instructions for updating Packaging Utility here:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24032642

WORK AROUND:

1. Do not use the Graphical User Interface (GUI)
2. If using the GUI, do not access the online help information from Packaging Utility. Instead, use the information center documentation hosted on the internet by IBM. For example: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r5/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.cic.auth.ui.doc/helpindex_pu.html

Packaging Utility help information is available in the IBM Installation Manager Information Center. For a list of Installation Manager Information Centers, see:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=swg27010911

MITIGATION:

Do not access the online help information from the Packaging Utility until you upgrade to 1.6.

REFERENCES:

Complete CVSS Guide: http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html
On-line Calculator V2: http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator&adv&version=2
X-Force Vulnerability Database: http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74832
X-Force Vulnerability Database: http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74833
CVE-2012-2159: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2159
CVE-2012-2161: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2161

RELATED INFORMATION:


· IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
· IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*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:

IBM Installation Manager
IBM Packaging Utility

Software version:

1.0, 1.0.0.1, 1.0.0.2, 1.0.0.3, 1.0.0.4, 1.0.0.5, 1.1, 1.1.0.1, 1.1.0.2, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2, 1.2.1, 1.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.4.1, 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 1.5, 1.5.0.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1611487

Modified date:

2012-09-18

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