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Security Bulletin: Fix available for Security Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2016-0209)

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Summary

Security Bulletin: Fix available for Security Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2016-0209)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: 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

Remediation/Fixes

For 8.5.0
Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 09 (CF09).
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.5.0.0: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037786)

Workarounds and Mitigations

none

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References

Related information

Change History

2016-01-21: Original Copy 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: WebSphere Portal

Software version: 8.5

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

Reference #: 1974564

Modified date: 2016-01-21