Security Bulletin: Open Redirect and Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities in the IBM InfoSphere Discovery Information Center (CVE-2012-2159, CVE-2012-2161)

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Security Bulletin: Open Redirect and Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities in the IBM InfoSphere Discovery Information Center (CVE-2012-2159, CVE-2012-2161)

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SUMMARY:
The InfoSphere Discovery Information Center package gives you local access to all of the information you need to take full advantage of the Discovery product. Some scripts in the help system used by InfoSphere Discovery Information Center are vulnerable to open redirect or cross-site scripting attacks.

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. Related APAR: IC85141.

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.
Related APAR: IC85141 .

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:

The following Versions of IBM InfoSphere Discovery, running on Windows are affected:

  • IBM InfoSphere Discovery Information Center Version 4.5.1
  • IBM InfoSphere Discovery Version 4.5.1 for Information Integration
  • IBM InfoSphere Discovery Version 4.5.1 for z/OS
  • IBM InfoSphere Discovery Version 4.5.1 for Information Integration Workgroup edition

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

Fix:

  1. Download the patch. (see below for download link)
  2. Stop the InfoSphere Discovery Server.
  3. Extract the folder titled IEHS342.war to
    <Installdirectory>\Discovery\DiscoveryServer\repository\IBM-Infosphere\Discovery\4.5.1\Discovery-4.5.1.ear
  4. Restart the InfoSphere Discovery Server.



Additional instructions:

You must stop InfoSphere Discovery Server before extracting the patch, then manually re-start the InfoSphere Discovery Server after copying the IEHS342.war folder to the correct location.

Workarounds: None known; apply fix.

Mitigations: None known.

REFERENCES:

*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.


Related information

Download patch for Discovery
Download patch for Discovery for Information Integratio
Download patch for Discovery for z/OS

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS Windows

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More support for:

InfoSphere Discovery

Software version:

4.5.1

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1617872

Modified date:

2012-11-19

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