Security Bulletin: IBM DB2 Java API Documentation Frame Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2013-1571)

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Java API Documentation contains a frame injection vulnerability.


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 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

The following IBM DB2 and DB2 Connect V9.1, V9.5, V9.7, V10.1 and V10.5 editions running on AIX, Linux, Windows, HP and Solaris.

IBM® DB2® Express Edition
IBM® DB2® Workgroup Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Application Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Enterprise Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Unlimited Edition for System i®
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Unlimited Edition for System z®

IBM® DB2® V10.5 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition

The following IBM V9.8 editions running on AIX and Linux:

IBM® DB2® pureScale™ Feature for Enterprise Server Edition

Users hosting publicly facing Java API Documentation are strongly encouraged 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

The Javadocs are located under the DB2 install directory. Run the tool and provide the DB2 install directory as follows:

java -jar JavadoUpdaterTool.jar -R <DB2-install-directory>



Complete CVSS v2 Guide
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IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
Java API Documentation Updater Tool


June 18, 2013: Original Copy Published
June 19, 2013: Added "IBM® DB2® V10.5 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition"
July 29, 2013: Oracle patch tool has been renamed from JavaDocPatchTool to JavadocUpdaterTool.

*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 DB2 Connect 9.7, 9.5, 10.1, 10.5

Document information

More support for:

DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version:

9.5, 9.7, 9.8, 10.1, 10.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

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Modified date:


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