Security Bulletin: Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in IBM Social Rendering Templates for Digital Data Connector (CVE-2016-8936)
A fix is available for a cross-site scripting vulnerability in "IBM Social Rendering Templates for Digital Data Connector" (CVE-2016-8936).
CVSS Base Score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118749 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Social Rendering Templates for Digital Data Connector version 1.0
Workarounds and Mitigations
Until the updated version of "IBM Social Rendering Templates for Digital Data Connector" is installed, you can apply a workaround using the WCM Authoring UI.
Preparation (Required, if the "Social Lists Design" library is not listed in the WCM Authoring UI):
Navigate to "WCM Authoring" -> "Preferences" -> "Edit shared Settings" -> "Library Selection" -> Select the libary "Social Lists Design" -> "Add" -> "OK"
- Navigate to "WCM Authoring" -> "Social Lists Design" -> "Components" -> "Fragments" -> "Bean Message Error" -> "Edit"
- In HTML Markup find:
[Plugin:ListRenderingContext action="getExceptionMessage" compute="always"]
- Add attribute escape="XML" to the element like this:
[Plugin:ListRenderingContext escape="XML" action="getExceptionMessage" compute="always"]
- Save and Close
Now the workaround is applied. If you want remove the "Social Lists Design" library again from being listed in the WCM Authoring UI, these are the steps:
Navigate to "WCM Authoring" -> "Preferences" -> "Edit shared Settings" -> "Library Selection" -> Select the libary "Social Lists Design" -> "Remove" -> "OK"
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18 November 2016: Original version published
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More support for:
Software version: 8.0, 8.5
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
Reference #: 1993895
Modified date: 18 November 2016