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Security Bulletin: IBM Connections Security Refresh (CVE-2016-5932)

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Summary

IBM Connections contains possible cross-site scripting vulnerability, see details below for remediation information.

Vulnerability Details

IBM Connections 5.5 and earlier contains possible cross-site scripting vulnerability, see fix details and apply as detailed in the Remediation section.

CVEID: CVE-2016-5932
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/115817 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)

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 Upgrade to IBM Connections 5.5 CR2
IBM Connections 5.0 Upgrade to IBM Connections 5.0 CR4 , apply prereqs and then apply Interim Fix for APAR LO89768
IBM Connections 4.5 Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.5 CR5 , apply prereqs and then apply Interim Fix for APAR LO89768
IBM Connections 4.0 Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.0 CR4 , apply prereqs and then apply Interim Fix for APAR LO89768

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

17 February 2017: 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 #: 1998294

Modified date: 15 March 2017