Security Bulletin: Fix available for Security Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2016-0209)
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site. 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/109467 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
WebSphere Portal 8.5
Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 09 (CF09).
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 22.214.171.124: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037786)
Workarounds and Mitigations
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2016-01-21: Original Copy Published
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