Cross-site scripting in IBM WebSphere Application Server

Published: 2018-11-09 21:14:43
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-1798
CVSSv3 5.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software IBM WebSphere Application Server
Vulnerable software versions IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.13
IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.14
IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.12
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Vendor URL IBM Corporation

Security Advisory

1) Cross-site scripting

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Remediation

Install update from vendor's website.

External links

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10730703

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