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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   IBM WebSphere Vendors:   IBM
IBM WebSphere Portal Input Validation Flaw in Dojo Toolkit Lets Remote Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034848
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034848
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5654   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 28 2016
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): 6.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM WebSphere Portal. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The Dojo Toolkit 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 WebSphere 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 WebSphere Portal 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:   IBM has issued a fix (Interim Fix PI55884).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21975256

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21975256 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any), z/OS

Message History:   None.


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