Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere Appliance Management Toolkit 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 that is generated by the Javadoc tool contains a security vulnerability. The vulnerability allows an attacker to craft a malicious link to the documentation that 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 might contain malicious links or content. This type of attack is known as "clickjacking".

The attack does not require authentication and might 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)

Affected Products And Versions:
IBM WebSphere Appliance Management Toolkit v5.0 (06 March 2013) release and earlier.

Note: This vulnerability is present in the standalone version of IBM WebSphere Appliance Management Toolkit (KC02). When you are using IBM WebSphere Appliance Management Toolkit as a component of IBM WebSphere Appliance Management Center (KC01) this vulnerability is not present.

Users that are 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

Do not host the Javadoc that is provided with IBM WebSphere Appliance Management Toolkit before the 27 June 2013 release.

Upgrade to IBM WebSphere Appliance Management Toolkit v5.0 (27 June 2013) release.

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


Change History:
27 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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KC02: IBM WebSphere Appliance Management Toolkit

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