IBM WebSphere Portal XSS Vulnerability

Published: 2016-08-25 07:33:21
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Detection Type:
Remote Banner

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Summary:
IBM WebSphere Portal is prone to a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Technical Details:
IBM WebSphere Portal 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.

Impact:
An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

Affected Versions:
WebSphere Portal 8.5 and 8.0

Recommendations:
Check the vendor's advisory for sulutions.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7457

References:

https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21976358

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3

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