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Security Bulletin: Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Process Portal (CVE-2014-8913, CVE-2014-8914)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Insufficient user input validation in IBM Business Process Manager's Process Portal can lead to a cross-site scripting exposure.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-8913
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM Business Process Manager is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, which is caused by the improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker might exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted URL to execute a script in a user's web browser within the security context of the hosting web site after the URL is clicked. An attacker might use this vulnerability to steal the user's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99284 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2014-8914
DESCRIPTION: IBM Business Process Manager is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, which is caused by the improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker might exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted URL to execute a script in a user's web browser within the security context of the hosting web site after the URL is clicked. An attacker might use this vulnerability to steal the user's cookie-based authentication credentials.

CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99285 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 Business Process Manager Standard V8.0.x 8.5.x
  • IBM Business Process Manager Express V8.0.x 8.5.x
  • IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V8.0.x 8.5.x

Remediation/Fixes

Install the interim fix for APAR JR51742 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager version to close CVE-2014-8913.


Install the interim fix for APAR JR51836 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager version to close CVE-2014-8914. Please note that for IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.0.1 this fix is included in JR52103.

Workarounds and Mitigations

The attack requires a user to access a malicious URL that the attacker has constructed for this purpose. Advise your users not to click links of unknown or untrusted origins.

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Important note

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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

2015-01-19 - initial 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

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Standard Security AIX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows 8.5.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5, 8.0.1.3, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.1, 8.0.1, 8.0
Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Express Security Linux, Linux zSeries, Windows 8.5.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5, 8.0.1.3, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.1, 8.0.1, 8.0

Document information

More support for: IBM Business Process Manager Advanced
Security

Software version: 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.1, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.3, 8.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5.5

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

Reference #: 1693239

Modified date: 19 January 2015