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Security Bulletin: Multiple Cross-Site scripting vulnerabilities in IBM Business Process Manager Process Portal (CVE-2015-8524)

Security Bulletin


Due to insufficient user input escaping IBM Business Process Manager Process Portal is vulnerable to Cross-Site scripting.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-8524
 IBM Business Process Manager is vulnerable to reflected cross-site scripting, which is caused by the improper escaping of user-supplied input. A remote attacker might exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted URL to execute a script in a user's web browser within the security context of the hosting web site after the URL is clicked. An attacker might use this vulnerability to steal the user'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

  • IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.0.0 through V8.5.6.0


Install the interim fix for APAR JR54981 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager version.

  • IBM Business Process Manager Express
  • IBM Business Process Manager Standard
  • IBM Business Process Manager Advanced
    Please note that the fix for is built on top of Version Cumulative Fix 2 for the IBM Business Process Manager products.
  • Workarounds and Mitigations


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    Change History

    2016-02-24: 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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    Cross reference information
    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Express Security Linux, Windows 8.5.6, 8.5.5,,, 8.5,,,, 8.0.1, 8.0
    Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Standard Security AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.5.6, 8.5.5,,, 8.5,,,, 8.0.1, 8.0

    Document information

    More support for: IBM Business Process Manager Advanced

    Software version: 8.0, 8.0.1,,,, 8.5,,, 8.5.5, 8.5.6

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

    Reference #: 1974472

    Modified date: 24 February 2016