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Security Bulletin: Rational Host On-Demand administrative interface is vulnerable to DOM XSS (CVE-2015-5002)

Security Bulletin


IBM Rational Host On-Demand administrative interface is vulnerable to DOM XSS in multiple parameters, caused by improper validation of user supplied input

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-5002


IBM Host On-Demand 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 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

Host On-Demand 11.0 -11.0.14


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Related information


The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Alex Mor of EY Advanced Security Center

Change History

14 Jan 2016 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: Rational Host On-Demand
General Information

Software version: 11.0,,,,,,, 11.0.6,, 11.0.7, 11.0.8, 11.0.9, 11.0.10, 11.0.11, 11.0.12, 11.0.13, 11.0.14

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

Reference #: 1973985

Modified date: 18 January 2016