Security Bulletin: Fix available for Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-6215)
A fix is available for a Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-6215).
IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/98802 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
WebSphere Portal 8.5
WebSphere Portal 8.0
WebSphere Portal 7
WebSphere Portal 6.1
The recommended solution is to apply PI24434 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI24434.
Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 03 (CF03).
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 126.96.36.199: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037786)
For 8.0.0 through 188.8.131.52
Upgrade to Fix Pack 184.108.40.206 with Cumulative Fix 14 (CF14) and then apply the Interim Fix PI24434.
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 220.127.116.11: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034497)
For 7.0.0 through 18.104.22.168
Upgrade to Fix Pack 22.214.171.124 with Cumulative Fix 29 (CF29).
(Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 126.96.36.199: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029452)
For 188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206
Upgrade to Fix Pack 220.127.116.11 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply the Interim Fix PI24434.
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 18.104.22.168: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)
For 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199
Upgrade to Fix Pack 188.8.131.52 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply the Interim Fixes PI24434.
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 184.108.40.206: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v2 Guide
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
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04 December 2014: Original Copy Published
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More support for:
Software version: 6.1.0, 6.1.5, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
Reference #: 1691458
Modified date: 08 December 2014