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Security Bulletin: IBM Connections Security Update (CVE-2016-2955)

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IBM Connections Security Update for CVE-2016-2955. IBM Connections is vulnerable to cross-site scripting in IBM Connections 5.0 and later, see details below for remediation information.

Vulnerability Details

IBM Connections is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. Apply as detailed in the Remediation section.

CVEID: CVE-2016-2955
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
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

The following versions of IBM Connections are impacted:
IBM Connections 5.5
IBM Connections 5.0


Apply the appropriate fix pack or APAR to remediate these issues as per this table. Note, if possible, it is always recommended to upgrade to the most recent release of IBM Connections.

Product Version Remediation
IBM Connections 5.5 Apply IBM Connections 5.5 CR1
IBM Connections 5.0 Upgrade to IBM Connections 5.0 CR4

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related information

Change History

9 August 2016: Original document version

*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 Connections

Software version: 5.0, 5.5

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1988531

Modified date: 17 August 2016