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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management is vulnerable to a X-Frame-Options Header ClickJacking attack (CVE-2016-9719 )

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management is vulnerable to a X-Frame-Options Header ClickJacking attack a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to hijack the victim's click actions and possibly launch further attacks against the victim.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-9719
DESCRIPTION:
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server could allow a remote attacker to hijack the clicking action of the victim. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to hijack the victim's click actions and possibly launch further attacks against the victim.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119733 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

This vulnerability is known to affect the following offerings:

Affected IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server
Affected Versions
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management 10.1
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management 11.0
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management 11.3
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management 11.4
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management 11.5
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management 11.6

Remediation/Fixes

For Inspector and Web Reports the recommended solution is to apply the fix as soon as practical. Please see below for information on the fixes available.

Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
IBM Initiate Master Data Service
10.1
None 10.1.072717_IM_Initiate_MasterDataService_ALL_Interm Fix
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Standard/Advanced Edition
11.0
None 11.0.0.6-MDM-SAE-FP06IF004
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Standard/Advanced Edition
11.3
None 11.3.0.6-MDM-SE-AE-FP06IF001
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Standard/Advanced Edition
11.4
None 11.4.0.7-MDM-SE-AE-FP07IF002
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Standard/Advanced Edition
11.5
None 11.5.0.5-MDM-SAE-FP05IF001
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Standard/Advanced Edition
11.6
None 11.6.0.2-MDM-SAE-IF001

For Busines Admin UI the issue can be resolved by applying the fix manually. If the UI has been customized and the source code is already available skip step #1 and #2.

1. Locate the com.ibm.mdm.sample.ba.webapp.ear.zip file from MDM sample.
2. Import the projects into RAD and follow Downloading, configuring and deploying the sample
3. Open SessionFilter.java from CommonUIModel
- In doFilter method add the below code provided code at line number 75

//PSIRT 88737 - X-Frame-Options header is not included in the HTTP response to protect against 'ClickJacking' attacks.
httpResponse.setHeader("X-Frame-Options", "SAMEORIGIN");

- After the code changes do build all

4. Export CustomerBusinessAdmin as EAR
Then From RAD, File -> Export -> Ear File (Under Java EE)
in EAR Export wizard
- select EAR Project name as 'CustomerBusinessAdmin'
- Then provide the destination , that earfile name

5. Deploy the this new exported EAR on server
Note: Before installing EAR on server make sure ClientAuthentication.properties and mdmUIConfiguration.properties of propertiesUI.jar have valid connection properties.

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

27 July 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: InfoSphere Master Data Management

Software version: 10.1, 10.1.0, 11.0, 11.0.0, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5, 11.6

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 2006607

Modified date: 27 July 2017