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Security Bulletin: Fix available for Cross Site Scripting vulnerabilities in IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-0855)

Security Bulletin


A fix is available for Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in 'IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal'.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-0855

Cross Site Scripting vulnerabilities in the 'IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal' have been identified.

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 Connections Portlets 4.x for WebSphere Portal


The recommended solution is to apply IBM Connections Portlets 4.5.1 FP1 for WebSphere Portal as soon as practical.

Fix for 4.0 through 4.5.1
▪ Upgrade to IBM Connections Portlets 4.5.1 FP1 for WebSphere Portal
(IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal:

Workarounds and Mitigations

Workaround(s): None
Mitigation(s): None

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Related information

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Change History

7th February 2014: 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 Security Bulletin.


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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Organizational Productivity- Portals & Collaboration IBM Connections

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Portal
Connections Portlets

Software version:,

Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 1663921

Modified date: 07 February 2014

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