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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in system log on IBM MQ Appliance WebGUI (CVE-2017-1591)

Security Bulletin


A potential cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in the IBM MQ Appliance system log. IBM has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1591
IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliances 7.0.0 through 7.6 and IBM MQ Appliances are 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: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See 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

IBM MQ Appliance 8.0

Maintenance levels between and
IBM MQ Appliance 9.0.x Continuous Delivery (CD) Release

Continuous delivery updates between 9.0.1 and 9.0.3


IBM MQ Appliance 8.0

Apply fixpack
IBM MQ Appliance 9.0.x Continuous Delivery (CD) Release

Apply Continuous Delivery Release 9.0.4

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related information

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This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Marc Strbel (HvS-Consulting AG -

Change History

12 Dec 17 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 MQ Appliance

Software version: 8.0,,,,, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2009804

Modified date: 12 December 2017