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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
CAC is affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the
underlying IBM Eclipse Help System (CVE-2012-2161)
17 December 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-2161
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Security Bulletin: FB4WKSTNS CAC is affected by multiple vulnerabilities in
the underlying IBM Eclipse Help System (CVE-2012-2161).
Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations
Vulnerabilities for Persistent and Reflected Cross-Site Scripting exist in the
underlying IEHS (IBM Eclipse Help System) of the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
(TSM) FastBack for Workstations (FB4WKSTNS) Central Administration Console
Some scripts used by the help system are vulnerable to cross-site scripting
attacks. An attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability to collect
user credentials or cookie data when users click a malicious link.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74833 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations Central Administration
Console version 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124
The IBM Eclipse Help System fix is included in the Tivoli Storage Manager
FastBack for Workstations Central Administration Console 126.96.36.199 version that
became available on November 16, 2012. Customers must upgrade to the new
None known, upgrade the application.
* Complete CVSS Guide
* On-line Calculator V2
* X-Force Vulnerability Database http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74833
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
CHANGE HISTORY: 12 December 2012: Original Copy Published
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of
this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the
Reference section of this Flash.
Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST),
the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and
priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF
ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY
ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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