Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos TM1 has an undocumented API that a malicious user could use to cause a denial of service to TM1 (CVE-2013-0484)

Security Bulletin


Summary

The IBM Cognos TM1 has an undocumented API that a malicious user could use to cause a denial of service to TM1. IBM Cognos TM1 v 10.1 is impacted.

Vulnerability Details


VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

    CVE ID: CVE-2013-0484

    DESCRIPTION: IBM Cognos TM1 has an undocumented API that if discovered by a malicious user, could be used to send unexpected data to the TM1 server process, causing it to crash. This effectively causes a denial of service until the process is restarted by an administrator.

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


AFFECTED PRODUCTS:

The following versions of IBM Cognos TM1 are impacted:
  • IBM Cognos TM1 10.1.0
  • IBM Cognos TM1 10.1.1


REMEDIATION:

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

Product Version Remediation
IBM Cognos TM1 10.1.0 on Windows Install Cognos TM1 10.1 FP1 and then IF2
IBM Cognos TM1 10.1.0 on Unix and Linux Install Cognos TM1 10.1 FP1 and then please contact IBM Technical Support to obtain the interim fix.
IBM Cognos TM1 10.1.1 on all platforms Download and install IBM Cognos TM1 10.1.1 FP1

WORKAROUND(S): None known, apply fixes

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References

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*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.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Related information

Download Cognos TM1 IF2
Cognos TM1 IF2 Fix List


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Analytics Cognos Business Intelligence and Financial Performance Management AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows Not Applicable All Editions

Document information


More support for:

Cognos TM1
TM1

Software version:

10.1.0, 10.1.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1637655

Modified date:

2013-06-14

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