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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM InfoSphere Data Architect Cross-Site Scripting affects Rational Software Architect, Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software and Rational Software Architect RealTime (CVE-2015-7439)

Security Bulletin


Summary

An IDA cross-site scripting vulnerability to an XSS attack in a web server was addressed by Rational Software Architect, Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software and Rational Software Architect RealTime.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-7439

DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Data Architect 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: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107990 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N )

Affected Products and Versions

Rational Software Architect, Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software and Rational Software Architect RealTime: Ver 8.5 through 9.5

Remediation/Fixes

    Product
    Remediation/First Fix
Rational Software Architect RSA_Cross-Site_Scripting_Vulnerability_iFix
Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software (RSA4WS) RSA4WS_Cross-Site_Scripting_Vulnerability_iFix
Rational Software Architect RealTime (RSART) RSART_Cross-Site_Scripting_Vulnerability_iFix

Installation Instructions
Instructions to download and install the update from the compressed files
    1. Download the update files from Fix Central by following the link listed in the above table
    2. Exit Rational Software Architect (your version of the product)
    3. Extract the compressed files in an appropriate directory. For example, choose to extract to C:\temp\update
    4. Place the "xxxx_patch" folder (where xxx is installed product version such as 855 etc), along with its "features" and "plugins" subfolder contents, inside the <install_dir>/dropins/ (for example C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP\dropins) folder of your product installation directory.
    5. Launch your product with "-clean" option and 'Run As Administrator'.

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References

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was discovered by Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

*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
Software Development Rational Software Architect Designer 9.5
Software Development Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software Modeling Linux, Windows 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.5, 8.5.5.1, 8.5.5.2, 8.5.5.3, 8.5.5.4, 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.1, 9.1.1, 9.1.2
Software Development Rational Software Architect Designer for WebSphere Software 9.5
Software Development Rational Software Architect RealTime Edition Modeling Linux, Windows 8.5, 8.5.1, 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.1, 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.5

Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect
Modeling

Software version: 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.5, 8.5.5.1, 8.5.5.2, 8.5.5.3, 8.5.5.4, 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.1, 9.1.1, 9.1.2

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1972909

Modified date: 2016-01-22