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Security Bulletin: Information disclosure vulnerability in IBM Security AppScan Standard (CVE-2013-0510)

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Previous releases of IBM Security AppScan Standard are affected by a vulnerability reported in proprietary IBM code. This is in regards to information disclosure vulnerability.


Security test forwarding information to external server

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0510

One of the AppScan security tests will inadvertently forward session cookies to a hardcoded IBM owned external server. A man in the middle attack or a compromise of the external server could lead to sensitive cookie information being revealed. This could lead to takeover of the test account being used for scanning. Specific knowledge of AppScan Standard is necessary to conduct the attack. The attack can be conducted over the internet. No authentication is required for the attack.


CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Running on Microsoft Windows:
· Versions 8.6 through of Security AppScan Standard


The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. Please see below for information about the fixes available.

Vendor Fix(es):
For version 8.6 of AppScan Standard
· Upgrade to version 8.7
· Upgrade to version and install rules update 1556 or later

For version of AppScan Standard
· Install rules update 1556 or later
· Upgrade to version 8.7

If you are unable to upgrade, contact IBM Technical Support.

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*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 alert.

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Document information

More support for: IBM Security AppScan Standard

Software version:,

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1631303

Modified date: 02 July 2014

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