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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM Dojo Toolkit XSS vulnerability
affecting Rational Business Developer v8.0
24 February 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Rational Business Developer
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-8917
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Security Bulletin: IBM Dojo Toolkit XSS vulnerability affecting Rational
Business Developer v8.0
More support for:
Rational Business Developer
7.5, 7.5.1, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11,
18.104.22.168, 8.0.1, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 8.5, 8.5.1,
18.104.22.168, 9.0, 9.0.1
IBM Dojo Toolkit is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper
validation of user-supplied input. Rational Business Developer includes the
affected files in 8.0.x releases, but does not use them. This security
bulletin intends to provide information on this vulnerability and recommend
that EGL developers to not use these files.
Description: IBM Dojo Toolkit is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by
improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit
this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a
victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once
the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the
victim's cookie-based authentication credentials
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/99303 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
Rational Business Developer v8.0.x is affected.
Workarounds and Mitigations
Option 1: Do not use the affected files.
The affected files (fileuploader.swf, uploader.swf, audio.swf, and video.swf)
are shipped with RBD v8.0.x, but they are not used by RBD. If EGL developers
do not use them in EGL application, then the application will not be affected.
Note: These files are typically used when the application is either:
*directly or indirectly using the dojox/form/Uploader.js module or the
dojox/form/FileUploader module in "flash" uploadType.
* directly or indirectly using the dojox/av/FLAudio.js module or
Option 2: Delete the affected files.
To eliminate the exposure, you need to delete the affected files from your
Project Path files
com.ibm.egl.rui.dojo.runtime.local_x.x.x WebContent/dojox/form/resources - fileuploader.swf
com.ibm.egl.rui.dojo.runtime.local_x.x.x WebContent/dojox/av/resources - audio.swf
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