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computer vulnerability note CVE-2018-1643

WebSphere AS: Cross Site Scripting via Installation Verification Tool

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger a Cross Site Scripting via Installation Verification Tool of WebSphere AS, in order to run JavaScript code in the context of the web site.
Impacted products: Rational ClearCase, Security Directory Server, Tivoli System Automation, WebSphere AS Traditional.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: client access/rights.
Hacker's origin: document.
Creation date: 12/11/2018.
Références of this threat: CERTFR-2018-AVI-539, CERTFR-2018-AVI-544, CVE-2018-1643, ibm10716857, ibm10743909, ibm10794423, ibm10869322, VIGILANCE-VUL-27759.

Description of the vulnerability

The WebSphere AS product offers a web service.

However, it does not filter received data via Installation Verification Tool before inserting them in generated HTML documents.

An attacker can therefore trigger a Cross Site Scripting via Installation Verification Tool of WebSphere AS, in order to run JavaScript code in the context of the web site.
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