Security Bulletin: Open Redirect and Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities in help system for InfoSphere MDM Server, InfoSphere Master Information Hub and InfoSphere MDM Custom Domain Hub (CVE-2012-2159, CVE-2012-2161)

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Abstract

Some scripts in the help system used by InfoSphere Master Data Management Server, InfoSphere Master Information Hub, and InfoSphere Master Data Management Custom Domain Hub are vulnerable to open redirect or cross-site scripting attacks. These vulnerabilities exist only for those customers that choose to install the help system (Information Center). The publicly available Information Centers hosted by IBM do not have these vulnerabilities.

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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 InfoSphere Master Data Management Server: versions 8.0.1, 8.5, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 10.0
  • IBM InfoSphere Master Information Hub: versions 9.0.1, 9.0.2
  • IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Custom Domain Hub: version 10.0


REMEDIATION:

Fix(es):

Download and install the appropriate fix pack listed below from Fix Central:

  • IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server version 8.0.1: 8.0.1.66
  • IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server version 8.5: 8.5.0.75
  • IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server version 9.0.1: 9.0.1.33
  • IBM InfoSphere Master Information Hub version 9.0.1: 9.0.1.33
  • IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server version 9.0.2: 9.0.2.17
  • IBM InfoSphere Master Information Hub version 9.0.2: 9.0.2.17
  • IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server version 10.0: 10.0.0.0.5
  • IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Custom Domain Hub version 10.0: 10.0.0.0.5


Workaround(s):
None known, apply fixes.

Mitigation(s):
Do not trust URL links to the help system given by untrusted users. Examine the URL for extra parameters and text that are not related to the Information Center system.


REFERENCES:

· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· CVE-2011-2159
· CVE-2011-2161

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.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management InfoSphere Master Data Management Custom Domain Hub Stand Alone Not Applicable AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 10.0 WebSphere 6.1, WebSphere 7.0

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More support for:

InfoSphere Master Data Management Server

Software version:

8.0.1, 8.5, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 10.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

Software edition:

WebSphere v6.1, WebSphere v7

Reference #:

1619693

Modified date:

2012-12-06

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