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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos TM1 has cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in the TM1 Web component (CVE-2012-6350)

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The IBM Cognos TM1 Web component contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability. IBM Cognos TM1 v 9.4, 9.5 and 10.1 are impacted.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6350

DESCRIPTION: The IBM Cognos TM1 Web component contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability, such that it could be vulnerable to maliciously crafted javascript or HTML.


CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


The following versions of IBM Cognos TM1 are impacted:

  • IBM Cognos TM1 10.1.0
  • IBM Cognos TM1 9.5.0, 9.5.1 and 9.5.2
  • IBM Cognos TM1 9.4.1 and earlier releases

    REMEDIATION: Apply the appropriate fix pack or refresh pack to remediate these issues as per this table.

    Product Version Remediation
    IBM Cognos TM1 10.1 Either install the following fix pack
    Download Cognos TM1 10.1 FP1

    Or upgrade to IBM Cognos TM1 10.1 RP1
    Download IBM Cognos TM1 10.1.1

    IBM Cognos TM1 9.5 Download Cognos TM1 9.5.2 FP3
    IBM Cognos TM1 9.5.0, 9.5.1 Download IBM Cognos TM1 9.5.2
    and then
    Download Cognos TM1 9.5.2 FP3
    IBM Cognos TM1 9.4.1 and earlier versions No fix is available, we recommend you upgrade to one of the above supported releases.

    WORKAROUND(S): None known, apply fixes

  • It is feasible to not use TM1 web as a client for TM1 in which case you should ensure that it is either not installed or configured and/or not available as a web application.
  • If using TM1 web as a client - None known – please apply the higher versions as described above.

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    *The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.


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    Document information

    More support for: Cognos TM1

    Software version: 9.4, 9.5, 10.1.0

    Operating system(s): Windows

    Reference #: 1621782

    Modified date: 14 January 2013

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