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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                               ASB-2009.1157
          Fix Pack 1 for InfoSphere Information Server 8.1 fixes
                         multiple vulnerabilities
                              9 December 2009

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              InfoSphere Information Server 8.1
Operating System:     AIX
                      HP Tru64
                      Linux variants
                      Solaris
                      Windows
Impact/Access:        Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
                      Reduced Security     -- Existing Account            
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
Member content until: Friday, January  8 2010

OVERVIEW

        IBM has released Fix Pack 1 for InfoSphere Information Server 8.1 which
        fixes multiple vulnerabilities.


IMPACT

        IBM has provided the following information on the the vulnerabilities
        fixed by this Fix Pack:
        
        "Potential cross-site scripting vulnerability (XSS) with the 
        Information Server Web console" [1]
        
        "DataStage SETUID binaries are vulnerable to a buffer overrun" [1]


MITIGATION

        Fix Pack 1 for Information Server, Version 8.1 is available from the
        IBM website. [1]


REFERENCES

        [1] InfoSphere Information Server, Version 8.1 Fix Pack 1, fix list
            http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21406224

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If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in 
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