IBM Lotus Connections contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks on a targeted system. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in the Bookmarks component of IBM Lotus Connections could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks on a targeted system.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied input by the affected software. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to follow a crafted URL. When processed, the URL could execute script in the user's web browser in the security context of the hosting website. An exploit could allow the attacker to access application cookies.
IBM has confirmed this vulnerability and released updated software.
The following IBM products are vulnerable:
IBM Lotus Connections - version 4.0
IBM Lotus Connections - 188.8.131.52 and earlier.
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the provided link.
IBM has released a security alert at the following link: swg21634538
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary script code in the browser session under the security context of the affected website. Script execution could allow the attacker to access cached application cookies.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input by the Bookmarks component when processing URL parameters.
An attacker may use this vulnerability to execute arbitrary script code in the browser in the context of the affected site. If successful, the attacker may steal cookie-based authentication credentials and launch further attacks.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Users should verify that unsolicited links are safe to follow.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
IBM Lotus Connections
2.0 Base, .1 | 2.5 Base | 3.0 Base | 4.0 Base
The urgency and severity ratings of this alert are not tailored to individual users; users may value alerts differently based upon their network configurations and circumstances. THE ALERT, AND INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DO NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE ALERT, AND INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE ALERT, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. INFORMATION IN THIS ALERT AND ANY RELATED COMMUNICATIONS IS BASED ON OUR KNOWLEDGE AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE ALERTS AT ANY TIME.