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PH05336: CSRM AKA REFLECTED LINK VULNERABILITY IN COGNOS ADMINISTRATION'SMYPROPERTIES FOR BACKURL PARAMETER

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • The backURL parameter as used by MyProperties page in Cognos
    Administration is vulnerable to a Client Side Resource
    Manipulation (CSRM) aka Reflected Link vulnerability. An
    attacker can supply a value for the backURL parameter which will
    be reflected by the product in a subsequently generated response
    as part of a meta-refresh leading to the client browser
    following the link to an arbitrary URL.
    This is the perfect 2nd half of a CSRF which combined with
    social engineering and a prepared link can lead to a victim
    accessing a prepared webpage or load a resource like a JS or
    exe.
    

Local fix

  • na
    

Problem summary

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    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Users                                                    *
    *                                                              *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description                                        *
    *                                                              *
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    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.2                       *
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Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH05336

  • Reported component name

    COG SOFT DEV KI

  • Reported component ID

    5724W12SK

  • Reported release

    B0A

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-11-15

  • Closed date

    2019-06-05

  • Last modified date

    2019-06-05

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Fix information

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: Cognos Analytics
Software Development Kit (SDK) v11x

Software version: B0A

Reference #: PH05336

Modified date: 05 June 2019