IBM Endpoint Manager 9.1.x / 9.2.x Cross Site Scripting

Type packetstorm
Modified 2015-02-10T00:00:00


                                            `Advisory: Cross-Site Scripting in IBM Endpoint Manager Relay Diagnostics  
During a penetration test, RedTeam Pentesting discovered that the IBM  
Endpoint Manager Relay Diagnostics page allows anybody to persistently  
store HTML and JavaScript code that is executed when the page is opened  
in a browser.  
Product: IBM Endpoint Manager  
Affected Versions: 9.1.x versions earlier than 9.1.1229,  
9.2.x versions earlier than  
Fixed Versions: 9.1.1229,  
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting  
Security Risk: medium  
Vendor URL:  
Vendor Status: fixed version released  
Advisory URL:  
Advisory Status: published  
CVE: CVE-2014-6137  
IBM Endpoint Manager products - built on IBM BigFix technology - can  
help you achieve smarter, faster endpoint management and security. These  
products enable you to see and manage physical and virtual endpoints  
including servers, desktops, notebooks, smartphones, tablets and  
specialized equipment such as point-of-sale devices, ATMs and  
self-service kiosks. Now you can rapidly remediate, protect and report  
on endpoints in near real time.  
(from the vendor's homepage)  
More Details  
Systems that run IBM Endpoint Manager (IEM, formerly Tivoli Endpoint  
Manager, or TEM) components, such as TEM Root Servers or TEM Relays,  
typically serve HTTP and HTTPS on port 52311. There, the server or relay  
diagnostics page is normally accessible at the path /rd. That page can  
be accessed without authentication and lets users query and modify  
different information. For example, a TEM Relay can be instructed to  
gather a specific version of a certain Fixlet site by requesting a URL  
such as the following:  
The URL parameter url is susceptible to cross-site scripting. When the  
following URL is requested, the browser executes the JavaScript code  
provided in the parameter:  
The value of that parameter is also stored in the TEM Relay's site list,  
so that the embedded JavaScript code is executed whenever the  
diagnostics page is opened in a browser:  
$ curl  
<select NAME="url">  
Proof of Concept  
Upgrade IBM Endpoint Manager to version 9.1.1229 or  
Security Risk  
As the relay diagnostics page is typically not frequented by  
administrators and does not normally require authentication, it is  
unlikely that the vulnerability can be exploited to automatically and  
reliably attack administrative users and obtain their credentials.  
Nevertheless, the ability to host arbitrary HTML and JavaScript code on  
the relay diagnostics page, i.e. on a trusted system, may allow  
attackers to conduct very convincing phishing attacks.  
This vulnerability is therefore rated as a medium risk.  
2014-07-29 Vulnerability identified during a penetration test  
2014-08-06 Customer approves disclosure to vendor  
2014-09-03 Vendor notified  
2015-01-13 Vendor releases security bulletin and software upgrade  
2015-02-04 Customer approves public disclosure  
2015-02-10 Advisory released  
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