Security bulletin: Open redirect and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in DB2 QMF for Workstation and DB2 QMF for WebSphere help systems (CVE-2012-2159, CVE-2012-2161)

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Abstract

IBM DB2 QMF for Workstation and IBM DB2 QMF for WebSphere make use of the IBM Eclipse Help System (IEHS), which has the security vulnerabilities described in this bulletin.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

A brief description of each vulnerability is provided below.

IBM does not intend to provide vulnerability details that could enable someone to craft an exploit. As a result, we cannot provide details on how to test for the vulnerabilities explained in this bulletin. For more information about IBM security bulletins, see:
http://www.ibm.com/security/secure-engineering/bulletins.html


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 VERSIONS/PLATFORMS:
Releases of DB2® QMFTM for Workstation and DB2 QMF for WebSphere® currently in support at the time of this bulletin are affected, including QMF Version 10.1.5 and earlier. The vulnerability affects all currently supported workstation platforms as well as all browsers currently supported by QMF.

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply Fix Pack 6 for DB2 QMF for Workstation & DB2 QMF for WebSphere​ Version 10.1 and Fix Pack 19 for DB2 QMF for Workstation & DB2 QMF for WebSphere​ Version 9.1 as soon as possible.

FIX:
Download and install DB2 QMF for Workstation & DB2 QMF for WebSphere​ Version 10.1.6 or DB2 QMF for Workstation & DB2 QMF for WebSphere​ Version 9.1.19 from the IBM Fix Packs for DB2 Query Management Facility website to replace the affected release.
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27009383

WORKAROUND:
None known; replace your current affected version with the fix packs noted in the Fix section of this bulletin.

MITIGATION:
Do not access the online help information for QMF for Workstation or QMF for WebSphere until you upgrade to either QMF 9.1.19 or QMF 10.1.6.

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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Document information


More support for:

DB2 Query Management Facility
QMF for Workstation

Software version:

9.1, 10.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows

Software edition:

Enterprise

Reference #:

1614444

Modified date:

2012-11-30

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