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Security Bulletin: Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2017-1217)

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A fix is available for a cross-site scripting vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2017-1217).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1217
IBM WebSphere Portal 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: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See 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 WebSphere Portal 9.0
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5


Product VRMF APARs Fix
IBM WebSphere Portal 9.0 PI79202 Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 14 (CF14).
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 9.0.0)
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5 PI79202 Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 14 (CF14).
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal

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Related information

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Change History

27 June 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.


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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Portal

Software version: 8.5, 9.0

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

Reference #: 2004348

Modified date: 28 June 2017