Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere MQ Java API Documentation Frame Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2013-1571)

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Abstract

Java API Documentation contains a frame injection vulnerability.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVEID: CVE-2013-1571

DESCRIPTION: HTML documentation generated by the Javadoc tool contains a security vulnerability. The vulnerability allows an attacker to craft a malicious link to the documentation which injects arbitrary content into the main frame. The injected content appears to originate from the site hosting the documentation, but in fact it is hosted elsewhere, and may contain malicious links or content. This type of attack is known as "clickjacking".

The attack does not require authentication and may be exploited remotely if the html page is network available, but some degree of specialized knowledge and techniques are required. An exploit would not impact the confidentiality of information or the availability of the system, but data integrity could be compromised.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84715 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:
The Javadoc provided in the following products is susceptible to the vulnerability;

  • IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry 7.0.1
  • IBM WebSphere MQ 7.1 for distributed platforms
  • IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5 for distributed platforms


REMEDIATION:
Users hosting publicly facing Java API Documentation are strongly encouraged use Oracle’s Java API Documentation Updater Tool, a repair-in-place tool meant to correct existing documentation.

The Oracle Tool is available to all Java users on http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/.

Workaround(s):
Do not share the affected Javadoc on a webserver.

Mitigation(s):
None

REFERENCES:
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
X-Force Vulnerability Database
CVE-2013-1571

RELATED INFORMATION:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
Java API Documentation Updater Tool

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
None

CHANGE HISTORY
24th June 2013 - Original Copy Published
25th June 2013 - Added WebSphere MQ Telemetry 7.0.1 to affected products
29th July 2013 - Removed MQ 7.0.1 from list of affected products

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Flash.


Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.


Product Alias/Synonym

WMQ MQ

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Document information


More support for:

WebSphere MQ
Java

Software version:

7.1, 7.1.0.1, 7.1.0.2, 7.5, 7.5.0.1, 7.5.0.2

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP Itanium, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Linux Red Hat - i/p Series, Linux Red Hat - xSeries, Linux Red Hat - zSeries, Linux SUSE - xSeries, Linux SUSE - zSeries, Linux SuSE - i/p Series, Linux iSeries, Linux on Power, Linux zSeries, OS/390, OS/400, Solaris, UNIX, Windows, i5/OS, iSeries, z/OS

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

1641464

Modified date:

2013-07-29

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