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Security Bulletin: Javadoc vulnerability exists in the IMS Connect API for Java component of IMS Enterprise Suite (CVE-2013-1571)

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The IMS™ Connect API for Java™ component of IMS Enterprise Suite version 2.2 contains a frame injection vulnerability for Javadoc™.


CVE ID: CVE-2013-1571

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

The IMS Connect API for the Java component of IMS Enterprise Suite version 2.2.


Vendor fix(es)

Download URL
IMS Enterprise Suite IMS Connect API for Java 2.2 N/A

Workaround(s) & mitigation(s)
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

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18 May 2013: Original version published
24 Sep 2013: Fix made available with non-vulnerable prebuilt Javadoc

*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.

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Document information

More support for: IMS Enterprise Suite
Connect APIs

Software version: 2.2

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1641223

Modified date: 24 September 2013

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