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Security Bulletin: Unvalidated redirection URL vulnerability in IBM Marketing Platform (CVE-2016-0228)

Security Bulletin


IBM Marketing Platform allows a remote attacker to specify a malicious url while creating portlets which then can be redirected to that url while opening that portlet in a dashboard. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to redirect a victim to arbitrary Web sites.
IBM Marketing Platform has addressed this vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0228
IBM Cognos TM1 could allow a remote attacker to conduct phishing attacks, caused by an open redirect vulnerability in various scripts. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to redirect a victim to arbitrary Web sites.
CVSS Base Score: 4.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Marketing Platform 10.0


Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related information

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Reported to IBM by Lukasz Juszczyk (ING Services Polska)

Change History

13 Apr 2017: Original Version Published

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Document information

More support for: IBM Marketing Platform

Software version: 10.0

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 2001952

Modified date: 13 April 2017