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Security Bulletin: IBM Connections Security Refresh for CVE-2016-0305, CVE-2016-0307,CVE-2016-0308

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Summary

IBM Connections Security Update for multiple CVEs. There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Connection 5.5 and earlier, see details below for remediation information.

Vulnerability Details

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Connections 5.5 and earlier, see fix details and apply as detailed in the Remediation section.


CVEID: CVE-2016-0305
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections 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: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111422 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0307
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections 5.5 and earlier allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading stack traces in returned responses.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111447 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0308
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections 5.5 and earlier is vulnerable to possible link manipulation attack that could result in the display of inappropriate background images.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111448 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following versions of IBM Connections are impacted:


IBM Connections 5.5
IBM Connections 5.0
IBM Connections 4.5
IBM Connections 4.0

Remediation/Fixes

Apply the appropriate fix pack or APAR to remediate these issues as per this table. Note, if possible, it is always recommended to upgrade to the most recent release of IBM Connections.

Product Version Remediation
IBM Connections 5.5 Apply IBM Connections 5.5 CR1
IBM Connections 5.0 Upgrade to IBM Connections 5.0 CR4 and apply Interim Fix APAR LO89556
IBM Connections 4.5 Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.5 CR5, apply prerequisites and then apply Interim Fix APAR LO89556
IBM Connections 4.0 Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.0 CR4 apply prerequisites and then apply Interim Fix APAR LO89556

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

9 August 2016: 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 Connections

Software version: 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1986770

Modified date: 10 August 2016