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Security Bulletin: IBM Connections Security Update for Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Summary

IBM Connections Security Update for multiple CVEs. There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Connections , 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-2016-2999
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections 5.5 and earlier allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via brute force attack.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114217 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3000
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections 5.5 and earlier help service allows possible remote service interaction via specially crafted URL could possibly degrade service.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114218 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3001
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114219 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-2016-3003
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114221 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-2016-3006
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114224 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-2016-3007
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. By persuading an authenticated user to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could send a malformed HTTP request. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform malicious activities.
CVSS Base Score: 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114225 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: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
IBM Connections 4.5 Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.5 CR5 , apply prereqs and then apply Interim Fix APAR LO89962
IBM Connections 4.0 Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.5 CR5 , apply prereqs and then apply Interim Fix APAR LO89962

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

15 September 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 #: 1989067

Modified date: 19 September 2016