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Security Bulletin: IBM Forms Experience Builder is affected by a Dojo Toolkit vulnerability (CVE-2014-8917)

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IBM Forms Experience Builder uses the Dojo Toolkit which has a known cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-8917
IBM Dojo Toolkit 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: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Forms Experience Builder 8.5
IBM Forms Experience Builder 8.5.1
IBM Forms Experience Builder 8.6


Product VRMF APAR Remediation
IBM Forms Server 8.5.0.* LO84071 Download and Install LO84071
IBM Forms Server 8.5.1 LO84071 Download and Install LO84071
IBM Forms Server 8.6.0 LO84071 Download and Install

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Change History

18 March 2015: Original copy 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: IBM Forms Experience Builder

Software version: 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.6

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1697448

Modified date: 19 March 2015