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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Information Server contains a Path-relative stylesheet import vulnerability (CVE-2016-8999)

Security Bulletin


Summary

InfoSphere Information Server contains a Path-relative stylesheet import vulnerability that allows attackers to render a page in qirks mode thereby facilitating an attacker to inject malicious CSS.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-8999
DESCRIPTION:
IBM InfoSphere Information Server contains a Path-relative stylesheet import vulnerability that allows attackers to render a page in qirks mode thereby facilitating an attacker to inject malicious CSS.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119363 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)

Affected Products and Versions

The following products, running on all supported platforms, are affected:
IBM InfoSphere Information Server: versions 8.7, 9.1, 11.3, and 11.5
IBM InfoSphere DataStage: versions 8.7, 9.1, 11.3, and 11.5
IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud: version 11.5

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
InfoSphere Information Server, InfoSphere DataStage, Information Server on Cloud 11.5 JR56946 --Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 11.5.0.1
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server Framework Security patch
--Apply IBM InfoSphere DataStage Security patch
InfoSphere Information Server, InfoSphere DataStage 11.3 JR56946 --Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 11.3.1.2
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server Framework Security patch
--Apply IBM InfoSphere DataStage Security patch
InfoSphere Information Server, InfoSphere DataStage 9.1 JR56946 --Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 9.1.2.0
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server Framework Security patch
--Apply IBM InfoSphere DataStage Security patch
InfoSphere Information Server, InfoSphere DataStage 8.7 JR56946 --Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 8.7 Fix Pack 2
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server Framework Security Patch
--Apply IBM InfoSphere DataStage Security patch

Note: Some fixes require installing both a fix pack and a subsequent patch. While the fix pack must be installed first, any additional patches required may be installed in any order.

Contact Technical Support:

In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
Electronically open a Service Request with Information Server Technical Support.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

06 January 2017: Original version published with fix for Information Server version 8.7
27 January 2017: Added fix for Information Server Framework, versions 11.5 and 11.3
31 January 2017: Added fix for DataStage versions 11.5, 11.3 and 9.1
07 April 2017: Publish Information Server Framework fix for version 9.1

*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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management InfoSphere Information Server AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 9.1, 8.7, 11.5, 11.3

Document information

More support for: InfoSphere Information Server

Software version: 8.7, 9.1, 11.3, 11.5

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1995155

Modified date: 07 April 2017