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Security Bulletin: Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerability in AppScan Standard (CVE-2013-0474)

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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 a cross-site request forgery vulnerability.


AppScan Manual Explore browser sends Platform Authentication credentials to unauthenticated server

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0474

An attacker could specially craft a page to capture platform credentials upon visiting the page with the manual explore browser plug-in. This could lead to takeover of the test account being used for scanning. Specific knowledge of AppScan Standard along with the ability to modify the site being tested is necessary to conduct the attack. The attack can be conducted over the internet. No authentication is required for this 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:N/I:P/A:N)

Running on Microsoft Windows:
· Versions 8.0 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 8.0 to of AppScan Standard
· Upgrade to version 8.7 of AppScan Standard

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

Not applicable, upgrade to version 8.7 of AppScan Standard Edition


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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 References section of this alert.

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Document information

More support for: IBM Security AppScan Standard

Software version: 8.0, 8.5,

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1632346

Modified date: 30 September 2014