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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Open Redirect Vulnerability in IBM
Connections Portlets For WebSphere Portal (CVE-2016-2989)
3 August 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM WebSphere Portal
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2016-2989
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Security Bulletin: Open Redirect Vulnerability in IBM Connections Portlets
For WebSphere Portal (CVE-2016-2989)
More support for:
AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
A fix is available for an Open Redirect Vulnerability in 'IBM Connections
Portlets For WebSphere Portal' (CVE-2016-2989).
IBM Connections Portlets For WebSphere Portal could allow a remote attacker
to conduct phishing attacks, caused by an open redirect vulnerability. An
attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to
redirect a victim to arbitrary Web sites.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Connections Portlets For WebSphere Portal v5.0
Upgrade to IBM Connections Portlets For WebSphere Portal v5.0.2
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2 August 2016: Original version published
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OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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