Security Bulletin: IBM Sametime Java API Documentation Frame Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2013-1571)

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Abstract

Java API Documentation contains a frame injection vulnerability.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS
    CVEID: CVE-2013-1571



DESCRIPTION
    HTML documentation generated by the Javadoc tool contains a security vulnerability. The vulnerability allows an attacker to craft a malicious link to the documentation which injects arbitrary content into the main frame. The injected content appears to originate from the site hosting the documentation, but in fact it is hosted elsewhere, and may contain malicious links or content. This type of attack is known as "clickjacking."

    The attack does not require authentication and may be exploited remotely if the HTML page is network available, but some degree of specialized knowledge and techniques are required. An exploit would not impact the confidentiality of information or the availability of the system, but data integrity could be compromised.


    CVSS Base Score: 4.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84715 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)



AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS
    For all versions of IBM Sametime, Javadocs may be contained within SDKs (Software Development Kits) that may be provided with Sametime or that are separately downloadable from IBM.

    Please note that as mentioned above the issue is relevant only when the Javadoc is publically hosted.



REMEDIATION
    Users hosting publicly facing Java API Documentation are strongly encouraged to use Oracle’s Java API Documentation Updater Tool, a repair-in-place tool meant to correct existing documentation.

    The Tool is available to all Java users on: www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/


WORKAROUND(S)
    None



MITIGATION(S)
    None



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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
    None



CHANGE HISTORY
    18 June 2013 Original Copy Published

    *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:

IBM Sametime

Software version:

8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.1.1, 8.5.1.2, 8.5.2, 8.5.2.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, IBM i, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows

Reference #:

1635219

Modified date:

2013-06-19

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