Security Bulletin: Open redirect and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in the InfoSphere Streams help system (CVE-2012-2159, CVE-2012-2161)

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Abstract

Open redirect vulnerability in IBM Eclipse Help System (IEHS), as used in IBM InfoSphere Streams Information Center 2.0.0.3 or 2.0.0.4 and InfoSphere Streams Studio 2.0 or later, allows potential redirection of users to arbitrary web sites.

Cross-site scripting vulnerability in IBM Eclipse Help System (IEHS), as used in IBM InfoSphere Streams Information Center 2.0.0.3 or 2.0.0.4 and InfoSphere Streams Studio 2.0 or later, allows injection of arbitrary web script or HTML.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2159

DESCRIPTION: Open redirect vulnerability in IBM Eclipse Help System (IEHS),
IBM InfoSphere Streams Information Center 2.0.0.3 or 2.0.0.4 and InfoSphere Streams Studio 2.0 or later, allows remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks via unspecified vectors.

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: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in deferredView.jsp in IBM Eclipse Help System (IEHS), IBM InfoSphere Streams Information Center 2.0.0.3 or 2.0.0.4 and InfoSphere Streams Studio 2.0 or later, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted URL.

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 InfoSphere Streams Studio V2.0 (or later) and InfoSphere Streams Information Center 2.0.0.3 or 2.0.0.4

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the fix as soon as practical. Please see below for the fix information.

This fix addresses Eclipse Bugzilla 375751 and is required for running the following:

  • InfoSphere Streams Information Center 2.0.0.3 or 2.0.0.4
  • InfoSphere Streams Studio 2.0 (or later)

To download the fix, perform the following steps:
1. Go to IBM Fix Central: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral
2. Specify the following product information:
  • Product Group: Information Management
  • Product: InfoSphere Streams
  • Installed version: All
  • Platform: All
3. Click Continue.
4. In the Identify fixes page, follow one of the following steps to find the fix:
    • Browse for fixes and then look for the following in the results: fix pack: Patch_for_Eclipse_and_IEHS_for_Bugzilla_375751
    • Individual fix IDs: Patch_for_Eclipse_and_IEHS_for_Bugzilla_375751
5. Click Continue.
6. Select the following fix in the results: fix pack: Patch_for_Eclipse_and_IEHS_for_Bugzilla_375751
7. Click Continue.
8. In the Download page, download the following:
    • Fix: Patch_for_Eclipse_and_IEHS_for_Bugzilla_375751.tar.gz
    • Readme: Patch_for_Eclipse_and_IEHS_for_Bugzilla_375751.readme.txt
9. Follow the instructions in the Readme to install the fix.

Workaround(s): No workaround(s); apply fixes.
    Mitigation(s): No mitigation

    REFERENCES:
    RELATED INFORMATION:
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: none

    CHANGE HISTORY: 2012-09-10 Original version created

    *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:

    InfoSphere Streams

    Software version:

    2.0

    Operating system(s):

    Linux

    Reference #:

    1615067

    Modified date:

    2012-10-25

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