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Security Bulletin: The IBM BigFix Platform has a cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2016-0269)

Security Bulletin


Summary

The BES Gather function for the BigFix platform allows cross-site scripting

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0269
DESCRIPTION:
IBM BigFix platform 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/111027 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

9.0, 9.1, 9.2

Remediation/Fixes

BigFix 9.0 - To remediate this vulnerability please apply the upgrade-patch 9.1.8 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, launching and applying it.


    Note below the minor differences between 9.0 and 9.1:
    Key 9.1 features:
    • SHA2 Support and modifications (no compatibility issues, this is additional support).
    • OpenSSL upgrade to 1.0.1
    • LINUX installer improvements
    • LDAP Groups support on WebReport
BigFix 9.1 - To remediate this vulnerability please apply the upgrade-patch 9.1.8 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, launching and applying it.

BigFix 9.2 - To remediate this vulnerability please apply the upgrade-patch 9.2.7 or greater by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, launching and applying it.

Please note that product previously referred to as Tivoli Endpoint Manager and/or IBM Endpoint Manager and/or IBM BigFix Endpoint Manager are all previous names for the same product, and which is now referred to as IBM Bigfix. The underlying product is still the same and only the name has been changed.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Related information

Change History

8 July 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: IBM BigFix Platform

Software version: 9.0, 9.1, 9.2

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: Edition Independent

Reference #: 1985734

Modified date: 04 August 2016