Security Bulletin: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser user interface has multiple vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-0527 and CVE-2013-0529)

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IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser is vulnerable to two information disclosure attacks.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0527

DESCRIPTION:
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser is vulnerable to unauthorized information disclosure as a result of C:D Browser pages being left open subsequent to idle session time-out. This could potentially expose sensitive data within the administrative console if the browser is visible and left unattended. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need access to an unlocked desktop of the administrative user.


CVSS Base Score: 1.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/82609 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


AFFECTED VERSIONS:
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser User Interface 1.4 through 1.4.0.10
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser User Interface 1.5 through 1.5.0.1


REMEDIATION:

The recommended solution is to upgrade to the current release as soon as practical. Please see below for information about the fixes available.

Fix* VRMF APAR How to acquire fix
1.4.0.11 IC90479 Connect:Direct Browser 1.4.11 Fix-2 available on IWM.
iFix 3 1.5.0.1 IC90479 Connect:Direct Browser 1.5.0.2 available on IBM Fix Central

Workaround(s):
Until the fix is applied, close your browser upon completion of your work. It is the ultimate responsibility of the end-user to logout of the application in order to prevent sensitive application screens from being left unattended

Mitigation(s):
It is the ultimate responsibility of the end-user to logout of the application in order to prevent sensitive application screens from being left unattended.

VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0529

DESCRIPTION:
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser does not set the secure attribute when it creates a session cookie. The secure attribute is used to ensure that cookies (with the attribute set) can only be sent over an encrypted channel to reduce the likelihood of eavesdropping attacks.

CVSS Base Score: 1.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/82611 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


AFFECTED VERSIONS:
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser User Interface 1.4 through 1.4.0.10
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Browser User Interface 1.5 through 1.5.0.1


REMEDIATION:

The recommended solution is to upgrade to the current release as soon as practical. Please see below for information about the fixes available.


Fix* VRMF APAR How to acquire fix
1.4.0.11 IC90478 Connect:Direct Browser 1.4.11 Fix-2 available on IWM.
iFix 3 1.5.0.1 IC90478 Connect:Direct Browser 1.5.0.2 available on IBM Fix Central
REFERENCES:
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· CVE-2013-0527
· http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/82609
· CVE-2013-0529
· http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/82611


RELATED INFORMATION:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog


CHANGE HISTORY
11 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:

Sterling Connect:Direct

Software version:

1.4, 1.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #:

1640356

Modified date:

2013-08-05

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