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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Open redirect and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in
the InfoSphere Streams help system
31 October 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM InfoSphere Streams
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-2161 CVE-2012-2159
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Security Bulletin: Open redirect and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in
the InfoSphere Streams help system (CVE-2012-2159, CVE-2012-2161)
Software version: 2.0
Operating system(s): Linux
Reference #: 1615067
Modified date: 2012-10-25
Open redirect vulnerability in IBM Eclipse Help System (IEHS), as used in IBM
InfoSphere Streams Information Center 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199 and InfoSphere
Streams Studio 2.0 or later, allows potential redirection of users to
arbitrary web sites.
Cross-site scripting vulnerability in IBM Eclipse Help System (IEHS), as used
in IBM InfoSphere Streams Information Center 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206 and InfoSphere
Streams Studio 2.0 or later, allows injection of arbitrary web script or HTML.
CVE ID: CVE-2012-2159
DESCRIPTION: Open redirect vulnerability in IBM Eclipse Help System (IEHS),
IBM InfoSphere Streams Information Center 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168 and InfoSphere
Streams Studio 2.0 or later, allows remote attackers to redirect users to
arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks via unspecified vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3 CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74832 for the current score CVSS
Environmental Score*: Undefined CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVE ID: CVE-2012-2161
DESCRIPTION: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in deferredView.jsp in
IBM Eclipse Help System (IEHS), IBM InfoSphere Streams Information Center
22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199 and InfoSphere Streams Studio 2.0 or later, allows remote
attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted URL.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74833 for the
current score CVSS
Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
AFFECTED PLATFORMS: IBM InfoSphere Streams Studio V2.0 (or later) and
InfoSphere Streams Information Center 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206
REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the fix as soon as
practical. Please see below for the fix information.
This fix addresses Eclipse Bugzilla 375751 and is required for running the
InfoSphere Streams Information Center 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168 InfoSphere
Streams Studio 2.0 (or later)
To download the fix, perform the following steps:
1. Go to IBM Fix Central: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral
2. Specify the following product information:
Product Group: Information Management
Product: InfoSphere Streams
Installed version: All
3. Click Continue.
4. In the Identify fixes page, follow one of the following steps to find the
Browse for fixes and then look for the following in the results:
fix pack: Patch_for_Eclipse_and_IEHS_for_Bugzilla_375751
Individual fix IDs: Patch_for_Eclipse_and_IEHS_for_Bugzilla_375751
5. Click Continue.
6. Select the following fix in the results:
fix pack: Patch_for_Eclipse_and_IEHS_for_Bugzilla_375751
7. Click Continue.
8. In the Download page, download the following:
9. Follow the instructions in the Readme to install the fix.
Workaround(s): No workaround(s); apply fixes.
Mitigation(s): No mitigation
X-Force Vulnerability Database - http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74832
X-Force Vulnerability Database - http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74833
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal IBM Product Security Incident Response
CHANGE HISTORY: 2012-09-10 Original version created
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
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