Security Bulletin: Cross Site Scripting vulnerabilities in themes of WebSphere Portal (CVE-2013-0587)

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Several spots in themes of WebSphere Portal have been identified to be vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting (XSS).



Several spots in themes 'Portal', 'Portal', 'Portal 8.0' and 'PortalWeb2' of WebSphere Portal have been identified to be vulnerable to Cross-Site Scripting (XSS).
The vulnerability may also exist in custom themes based on the WebSphere Portal themes 'Portal', 'Portal', 'Portal 8.0' and 'PortalWeb2'.

CVEID: CVE-2013-0587
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)

WebSphere Portal Version 6.1.0.x
WebSphere Portal Version 6.1.5.x
WebSphere Portal Version 7.0.0.x
WebSphere Portal Version 8.0.0.x


APAR PM90118 addresses the issues in the WebSphere Portal themes 'Portal', 'Portal', 'Portal 8.0' and 'PortalWeb2', but your custom themes may still require correction and a manual change to a portion of the code in your theme. Contact IBM Software Support for manual instructions to address this vulnerability by opening a Service Request (SR) or Problem Management Report (PMR) if you are using the affected themes or your own custom theme based on these affected themes.

Fix* APAR How to acquire fix
WebSphere Portal Cumulative Fix 7 or higher
Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal
WebSphere Portal Cumulative Fix 24 or higher
Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal
None For WebSphere Portal 6.1.0.x, 6.1.5.x,,, and 8.0.0 contact support.



*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.

Related information

Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
X-Force Vulnerability Database
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
WebSphere Portal Combined Cumulative Fixes

Document information

More support for:

WebSphere Portal

Software version:

6.1, 6.1.5, 7.0, 8.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

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