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Security Bulletin: JavaScript evaluation vulnerability in IBM Business Process Manager (CVE-2015-1961)

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Summary

Due to insufficient validation of input parameters and the failure to honor a configuration setting, authenticated users can send JavaScript for execution on the server side.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1961
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM Business Process Manager could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute code due to insufficient input validation of one variant of a BPM REST API, it is possible to remotely invoke server side JavaScript which is not intended to be exposed for remote access and may by-pass authorization checks.
CVSS Base Score: 9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103547 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

  • IBM Business Process Manager V7.5.1 through V8.5.6.0


For earlier unsupported versions of the products, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

Remediation/Fixes

Install the interim fix for APAR JR53356 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager or WebSphere Lombardi Edition version.

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

2015-06-29: 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

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.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Express Security Linux, Linux zSeries, Windows 8.5.6, 8.5.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5, 8.0.1.3, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.1, 8.0.1, 8.0, 7.5.1.2, 7.5.1.1, 7.5.1, 7.5.0.1, 7.5
Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Standard Security AIX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows 8.5.6, 8.5.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5, 8.0.1.3, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.1, 8.0.1, 8.0, 7.5.1.2, 7.5.1.1, 7.5.1, 7.5.0.1, 7.5

Document information

More support for: IBM Business Process Manager Advanced
Security

Software version: 7.5, 7.5.0.1, 7.5.1, 7.5.1.1, 7.5.1.2, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.1, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.3, 8.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5.5, 8.5.6

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

Reference #: 1959052

Modified date: 29 June 2015