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Security Bulletin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2015-7417)

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Summary

There is a cross-site scripting vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server for any consumers of the OAuth provider output.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-7417
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Application Server 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: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107575 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following versions and releases of IBM WebSphere Application Server for any consumers of the OAuth provider output

  • Version 8.5.5 Full Profile and Liberty Profile
  • Version 8.5 Full Profile and Liberty Profile
  • Version 8.0
  • Version 7.0

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the interim fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing APAR PI49272 for each named product as soon as practical.

For WebSphere Application Server:

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.8 Liberty Profile:

· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI49272
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.9 or later.

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.8 Full Profile:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI49272

--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.9 or later.

For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.11:
· Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI49272

--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.0.0.12 or later.

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.39:

· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI49272

--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 7.0.0.41 or later.

Workarounds and Mitigations

none

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References

Related information

Change History

19 January 2016: original document 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
Application Servers WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5.5

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

Software edition: Base, Developer, Express, Liberty, Network Deployment

Reference #: 1974520

Modified date: 2016-01-19