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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in InfoSphere BigInsights (CVE-2013-3998, CVE-2013-3997)

Security Bulletin


Summary

InfoSphere BigInsights is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting and allows open redirects.

Vulnerability Details


CVE ID: CVE-2013-3998

DESCRIPTION: 
The InfoSphere BigInsights Web Application Enterprise Console does not prevent HTTP response splitting. HTTP response splitting can be used to initiate a variety of attacks including cross-user defacement, cache poisoning, cross-site scripting, and page hijacking. Some of these issues can lead to an attacker gaining unauthorized access or collecting sensitive information.
 
CVSS: 
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/84987 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVE IDCVE-2013-3997

DESCRIPTION:
The InfoSphere BigInsights Web Application Enterprise Console allows open redirects, which enable it to be used to redirect to a malicious site making phishing attacks easier.
 
CVSS: 
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/84986 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N

Affected Products and Versions

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights versions 1.1 through 2.1

Remediation/Fixes

For Version 2.1, install InfoSphere BigInsights Fix Pack 2, which can be downloaded from Fix Central.
 For versions 1.1 through 2.0, contact customer support.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

19 March 2014: 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.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: IBM BigInsights
Web Console

Software version: 1.1.0, 1.2.0, 1.3.0, 1.4.0, 2.0.0, 2.1.0

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 1667812

Modified date: 21 March 2014