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Security Bulletin: Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability in Tivoli Business Service Manager (CVE-2016-0311)

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Information about a cross site scription security vulnerability affecting Tivoli Business Service Manager (TBSM) is published in this security bulletin. Javascript can be appended to TBSM URLs to run server side. URL parameters are not sanitised.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0311
DESCRIPTION: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager 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 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

Tivoli Business Service Manager 6.1.0
Tivoli Business Service Manager 6.1.1


Principal Product and Version(s) Available Fix
Tivoli Business Service Manager 6.1.0 6.1.0-TIV-BSM-FP0004
Tivoli Business Service Manager 6.1.1 6.1.1-TIV-BSM-FP0004

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Document information

More support for: Tivoli Business Service Manager

Software version: 6.1, 6.1.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1986853

Modified date: 28 July 2016