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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   IBM InfoSphere Information Server Vendors:   IBM
IBM InfoSphere Information Server Input Validation Flaw Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028372
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028372
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-0502   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 1 2013
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1, 8.5, 8.7, 9.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM InfoSphere Information Server. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The web console does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the IBM InfoSphere Information Server software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the IBM InfoSphere Information Server software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21632556

Vendor URL:  www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21632556 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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