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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM Security Network Protection is
vulnerable to Cross-Site Scripting. (CVE-2014-6189)
2 April 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Security Network Protection
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-6189
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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Network Protection is vulnerable to Cross-Site
More support for:
IBM Security Network Protection
IBM Security Network Protection contains a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Network Protection 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/98558 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Affected Products and Versions
Products: IBM Security Network Protection (XGS) models 3100, 4100, 5100, 7100
Firmware versions: 5.2 and 5.3
IBM has provided fixes for all supported versions. Follow the installation
instructions in the README files included with the fix.
Product Version Remediation
IBM Security Network Protection 5.2 126.96.36.199-ISS-XGS-All-Models-Hotfix-FP0008
IBM Security Network Protection 5.3 Firmware Update 188.8.131.52 https://ibmss.flexnetoperations.com/
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April 1, 2015: original version published
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
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OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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