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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Network Protection contains a Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerability.

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Summary

IBM Security Network Protection is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. By persuading an authenticated user to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could send a malformed HTTP request. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform cross-site scripting attacks, Web cache poisoning, and other malicious activities.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:CVE-2014-6198
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Network Protection is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. By persuading an authenticated user to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could send a malformed HTTP request. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform cross-site scripting attacks, Web cache poisoning, and other malicious activities.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/98610 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 Security Network Protection 5.3

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF Remediation/First Fix
IBM Security Network Protection Firmware version 5.3 Install Fixpack 5.3.1 from the Available Updates page of the local management interface, or by performing a One Time Scheduled Installation from SiteProtector.

Workarounds and Mitigations

none

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

8 May 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.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: IBM Security Network Protection

Software version: 5.3

Operating system(s): Firmware

Reference #: 1958090

Modified date: 28 April 2016