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Security Bulletin: Sterling External Authentication Server 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)

Sterling External Authentication Server Interim Fix 4 or earlier
Sterling External Authentication Server Interim Fix 2 or earlier
Sterling External Authentication Server Interim Fix 1 or earlier
Sterling External Authentication Server 2.2.0 and earlier

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



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18 June 2013: Original Copy Published

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Commerce Sterling Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows Windows 4.6, 4.5, 4.4
Commerce Sterling Connect:Enterprise for UNIX AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris 2.5, 2.4
Commerce Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris 4.1, 4.0, 3.8
Commerce Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS z/OS 5.1, 5.0, 4.8
Commerce IBM Control Center AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 5.4.1,, 5.4, 5.3

Document information

More support for: Sterling Secure Proxy
External Authentication Server

Software version: All

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1641228

Modified date: 21 June 2013

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