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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Websphere Application Server affects
IBM Social Media Analytics (CVE-2015-2017)
15 March 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Social Media Analytics
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2015-2017
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Websphere Application Server affects IBM
Social Media Analytics (CVE-2015-2017)
More support for:
Social Media Analytics
There is a vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server that could allow
an HTTP response splitting attack in Channel.
IBM WebSphere Application Server is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting
attacks. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using specially-
crafted URL to cause the server to return a split response, once the URL is
clicked. This would allow the attacker to perform further attacks, such as
Web cache poisoning, cross-site scripting, and possibly obtain sensitive
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See
for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Social Media Analytics 1.3
The recommended solution is to apply the following interim fix:
IBM Social Media Analytics 1.3.0 IF17
For users of IBM Social Media Analytics 1.2 IBM recommends upgrading to IBM
Social Media Analytics 1.3.
Workarounds and Mitigations
None known. Apply fixes.
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IBM WebSphere Application Server Security bulletin:
14 March 2016: Original version published
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
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of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the
Reference section of this Security Bulletin.
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FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT
OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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