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

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Abstract

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.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS

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.

CVEID: CVE-2013-1571
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84715 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 Content Classification, Versions 8.8 and earlier (IBM Classification Module 8.6 and IBM InfoSphere Classification Module 8.7)

REMEDIATION:
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 www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/.

Workaround(s):
None.

Mitigation(s):
None.


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

*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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More support for:

Content Classification

Software version:

8.6, 8.7, 8.8

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1641945

Modified date:

2013-06-27

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