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Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius (CERT-MU)


IBM WebSphere Application Server Input Validation Flaw in Admin Console Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Severity Rating: Medium
Systems Affected:
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server versions 7, 8, 8.5, 9
A vulnerability has been identified in IBM WebSphere Application Server and can allow a remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. The vulnerability exists because the Admin Console does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. This vulnerability can allow a remote attacker to cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the IBM WebSphere software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Users are advised to apply updates.
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Mauritian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-MU)
National Computer Board
7th Floor, Stratton Court
La Poudriere Street
Port Louis