IBM WebSphere Portal XSS Vulnerability (CVE-2018-1820)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 129003

Synopsis

The web portal application installed on remote Windows host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Description

The version of IBM WebSphere Portal installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability due to improper validation of user-supplied input before returning it to users. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to click a specially crafted URL, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.

Solution

Apply the appropriate fixes according to the vendor advisory.

See Also

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10732287

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 129003

File Name: websphere_portal_cve-2018-1820.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2019/09/18

Updated: 2019/10/17

Dependencies: 72644

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1820

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_portal

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM WebSphere Portal

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1820

BID: 107181