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Security Bulletin: IBM Cúram is vulnerable to cross site scripting attack (CVE-2014-3096)

Security Bulletin


IBM Cúram Social Program Management is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user supplied input.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-3096


IBM Cúram Social Program Management is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie based authentication credentials.

CVSS Base Score: 3.50
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Cúram Social Program Management

All 6.0.5 code releases prior to are affected with the exception of



VRMF Remediation/First Fix
Cúram SPM 6.0.5.x Visit IBM Fix Central and upgrade to or a later interim fix level.

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Related Information

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Change History

06 January 2015: Original version 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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Document information

More support for: Cúram Social Program Management

Component: --

Software version: 6.0.5

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 1692994

Modified date: 02 July 2018