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

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The Java API documentation contains a frame injection vulnerability. This is a potential issue only if the Java API documentation that is shipped with the product is hosted on a public network.


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.

CVEID: 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)

IBM Content Classification, Versions 8.8 and earlier (IBM Classification Module 8.6 and IBM InfoSphere Classification Module 8.7)

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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    More support for: Content Classification

    Software version: 8.6, 8.7, 8.8

    Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

    Reference #: 1641945

    Modified date: 26 January 2017

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