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Security Bulletin: IBM Cúram Social Program Management contains a cross-site request forgery vulnerability in the REST API (CVE-2018-2001)

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Summary

A recent product security scanning exercise identified that a cross-site request forgery vulnerability exists within REST in IBM Cúram Social Program Management. The issue relates to the checking of the HTTP referrer header for GET requests on the server side, which should be checked in a similar way to all other requests.
Note: If you are using the REST API, you are vulnerable to cross-site request forgery.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-2001
DESCRIPTION: IBM Curam Social Program Management is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery which could allow an attacker to execute malicious and unauthorized actions transmitted from a user that the website trusts.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/154891 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cúram Social Program Management 7.0.5.0 - 7.0.5.0
IBM Cúram Social Program Management 7.0.0.0 - 7.0.4.0
IBM Cúram Social Program Management 6.2.0.0 - 6.2.0.6
IBM Cúram Social Program Management 6.1.0.0 - 6.1.1.6

Note: The REST API was not present in version 6.0.5 and earlier versions, so these versions are not vulnerable.

Remediation/Fixes

Product

VRMF Remediation/First Fix
Cúram SPM
7.0.6
Visit IBM Fix Central and upgrade to 7.0.6.0 or a subsequent 7.0.6 release.
Cúram SPM 7.0.4 Visit IBM Fix Central and upgrade to 7.0.4.1 or a subsequent 7.0.4 release.
Cúram SPM
6.2.0
Visit IBM Fix Central and upgrade to 6.2.0.6 iFix3 or a subsequent 6.2.0 release.
Cúram SPM
6.1.1
Visit IBM Fix Central and upgrade to 6.1.1.6 iFix3 or a subsequent 6.1.1 release.

Workarounds and Mitigations

For information about all other versions, contact IBM Cúram Social Program Management customer support.


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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

03 May 2019: Original document 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: Cúram Social Program Management

Component: Not Applicable

Software version: 7.0.5, 7.0.4, 6.2.0, 6.1.1

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

Reference #: 0883184

Modified date: 03 May 2019