Security Bulletin: Flex System Manager web server allows Generic XSS (CVE-2013-5438)



Abstract

The Flex System Manager (FSM) is running a web server that fails to adequately sanitize request strings of malicious JavaScript.

Content

Vulnerability Details:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5438

Description:
The Flex System Manager (FSM) is running a web server that fails to adequately sanitize request strings of malicious JavaScript. This vulnerability allows an attacker to cause arbitrary HTML and script code to be executed in a user's browser.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/87753 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected products and versions

IBM Flex System Manager Node, Types 7955, 8731, 8734 all models, 1.1.0 - 1.3

Remediation:

Install FSMApplianceUpdate-1-3-1 update package for Flex System Manager Node. The package is available on IBM Fix Central.

Workaround(s) & Mitigation(s):

None

References:

Related Information:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement
None

Change History
06 December 2013: Original Copy Published

 

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Applicable countries and regions

 


Document id:  MIGR-5094212
Last modified:  2013-12-06
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