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

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Java API Documentation shipped in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 Windows client packages contains a frame injection vulnerability


The TSM 6.1 Windows client packages and some TSM 6.2 and 6.3 Windows client packages contain documentation associated with the IBM Java Runtime Environment (JRE) plugin. This Java API documentation (which is different than the TSM API documentation) contains a frame injection vulnerability that is not exploitable when it is located in the TSM client directory. However, if a user moves or copies the documentation to a web server where the documentation is externally hosted, that server becomes vulnerable to CVE-2013-1571.

For more information on CVE-2013-1571, go to this link: CVE-2013-1571
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 IBM Java JRE documentation is contained in the following TSM client releases:
· All TSM 6.1 Windows client packages
· All TSM 6.2.0.x through 6.2.4.x Windows client packages, where x>=0
· All TSM 6.3.0.x client packages, where x >= 0

Note: The TSM 6.2.5, 6.3.1, and 6.4.0 Windows client packages do not contain the IBM Java API documentation.

The documentation can be found in the following directories in the TSM client:
· \Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\<jvm>\docs directories, or
· \Program Files 64\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\<jvm>\docs directories
where <jvm> is the name of the jvm directory, such as ‘jvm’ or ‘jvm6092’, depending on the package.

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

· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· CVE-2013-1571
· X-Force Vulnerability Database

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
Java API Documentation Updater Tool


18 June 2013: Original Copy Published
18 August 2015: Updated link to the CVSS guide

*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
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition Client Windows 6.2, 6.1, 6.3
Storage Management IBM System Storage Archive Manager Windows

Document information

More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version:

6.1, 6.2, 6.3

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