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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Information Server Metadata Workbench is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery attacks (CVE-2014-0933)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Due to insufficient safeguards against cross-site request forgery in IBM InfoSphere Information Server Metadata Workbench, an attacker can trick a legitimate user into opening a URL that results in an action being taken as that user, potentially without the knowledge of that user. Any actions taken require that the legitimate user be already authenticated or to authenticate separately as part of the attack.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0933
CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/92273 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 Information Server Metadata Workbench versions 8.1, 8.5, 8.7, and 9.1 running on all platforms

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
InfoSphere Information Server 9.1 JR49605 --Apply the IBM InfoSphere Information Server Metadata Workbench Security Patch
InfoSphere Information Server 8.7 JR49605 --Apply the IBM InfoSphere Information Server Metadata Workbench Security Patch
InfoSphere Information Server 8.5 JR49605 --Apply the IBM InfoSphere Information Server Metadata Workbench Security Patch
InfoSphere Information Server 8.1 JR49605 --Apply IBM InfoSphere Foundation Tools version 8.1.2 (available on Passport Advantage). Information available here.
--Apply the IBM InfoSphere Information Server Metadata Workbench Security Patch


Note: The same fix may be listed under multiple vulnerabilities. Installing the fix addresses all vulnerabilities to which the fix applies.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None known, apply fixes

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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

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

09 May 2014: Original version published
26 June 2014: Updated for release of 8.7 and 8.5 fixes
18 July 2014: Updated for release of 8.1 fix

*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
Information Management InfoSphere Metadata Workbench AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 9.1, 8.7, 8.5, 8.1

Document information

More support for: InfoSphere Metadata Workbench

Software version: 8.1, 8.5, 8.7, 9.1

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

Reference #: 1671141

Modified date: 18 July 2014