CVE Vulnerabilities


Improper Restriction of Rendered UI Layers or Frames

Published: Mar 23, 2021 | Modified: Nov 07, 2023
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x
7.5 HIGH

The Config UI component of TIBCO Software Inc.s TIBCO API Exchange Gateway and TIBCO API Exchange Gateway Distribution for TIBCO Silver Fabric contains a vulnerability that theoretically allows an unauthenticated attacker with network access to execute a clickjacking attack on the affected system. A successful attack using this vulnerability does not require human interaction from a person other than the attacker. Affected releases are TIBCO Software Inc.s TIBCO API Exchange Gateway: versions 2.3.3 and below and TIBCO API Exchange Gateway Distribution for TIBCO Silver Fabric: versions 2.3.3 and below.


The web application does not restrict or incorrectly restricts frame objects or UI layers that belong to another application or domain, which can lead to user confusion about which interface the user is interacting with.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Api_exchange_gateway Tibco * 2.3.3 (including)
Api_exchange_gateway_distribution Tibco * 2.3.3 (including)

Potential Mitigations

  • The use of X-Frame-Options allows developers of web content to restrict the usage of their application within the form of overlays, frames, or iFrames. The developer can indicate from which domains can frame the content.
  • The concept of X-Frame-Options is well documented, but implementation of this protection mechanism is in development to cover gaps. There is a need for allowing frames from multiple domains.
  • A developer can use a “frame-breaker” script in each page that should not be framed. This is very helpful for legacy browsers that do not support X-Frame-Options security feature previously mentioned.
  • It is also important to note that this tactic has been circumvented or bypassed. Improper usage of frames can persist in the web application through nested frames. The “frame-breaking” script does not intuitively account for multiple nested frames that can be presented to the user.