December 19, 2019
IBM Financial Transaction Manager for SWIFT Services is prone to the following security vulnerabilities: 1. A clickjacking vulnerability 2. A cross-site scripting vulnerability 3. An information-disclosure vulnerability 4. A cross-site request-forgery vulnerability An attacker can exploit this issue to perform unauthorized actions, gain access to the affected application, obtain sensitive information or execute arbitrary script code in the browser of an unsuspecting user in the context of the affected site. This may let the attacker steal cookie-based authentication credentials and launch other attacks. IBM Financial Transaction Manager for SWIFT Services for Multiplatforms version 3.0.0 is affected.
- IBM Financial Transaction Manager for SWIFT Services 3.0.0
Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Running server processes within a restricted environment using facilities such as chroot or jail may limit the consequences of successful exploits
Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.
Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.
Since exploiting cross-site scripting issues often requires malicious script code to run in browsers, consider disabling script code and active content support within a client browser as a way to prevent a successful exploit. Note that this mitigation tactic might adversely affect legitimate sites that rely on the execution of browser-based script code.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
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