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Security Bulletin: Cross Site Scripting vulnerability in IBM Business Process Manager (CVE-2016-5901)

Security Bulletin


A test page that is vulnerabile to cross site scripting has been packaged with IBM Business Process Manager.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-5901
 IBM Business Process Manager 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

  • IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V8.5.6.0 - V8.5.7.0 prior to cumulative fix 2016.09


Install IBM Business Process Manager interim fix JR56391 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager version.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

30 Sep 2016: initial 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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Express Security Linux, Windows 8.5.7, 8.5.6
Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Standard Security AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.5.7, 8.5.6

Document information

More support for: IBM Business Process Manager Advanced

Software version: 8.5.6, 8.5.7

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 1990852

Modified date: 30 September 2016