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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   IBM InfoSphere Information Server Vendors:   IBM
IBM InfoSphere Information Server Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036418
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036418
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0280   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 21 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): 8.5, 8.7, 9.1, 11.3, 11.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM InfoSphere Information Server. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The software 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.

IBM InfoSphere Information Server Framework, Information Server Governance Catalog and Information Server Business Glossary are affected.

Artur Czyz from Prevenity reported this vulnerability.

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 (JR55452).

The vendor advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21981766

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21981766 (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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