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Security Bulletin: Cognos TM1 Java API Documentation Frame Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2013-1571)

Security Bulletin


Java API Documentation contains a frame injection vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2013-1571

DESCRIPTION: HTML documentation generated by the Javadoc tool contains a security vulnerability. The vulnerability allows an attacker to craft a malicious link to the documentation, which injects arbitrary content into the mainframe. The injected content appears to originate from the site hosting the documentation, but in fact it is hosted elsewhere, and may contain malicious links or content. This type of attack is known as "clickjacking".

The attack does not require authentication and may be exploited remotely if the html page is network available, but some degree of specialized knowledge and techniques are required. An exploit would not impact the confidentiality of information or the availability of the system, but data integrity could be compromised.

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)

Cognos TM1 9.4.1
Cognos TM1 9.5.1
Cognos TM1 9.5.2
Cognos TM1 10.1.0
Cognos TM1 10.1.1

Users choosing to host the Java API Documentation on web server are strongly encouraged to use Oracle’s Java API Documentation Updater Tool, a repair-in-place tool meant to correct existing documentation.

The Tool is available to all Java users on


With a default install there is no security exposure. The above steps need only be applied should someone choose to copy the JavaDocs files to a web server.


Java API Documentation Updater Tool


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Change History

Monday, July 4, 2013: Original Copy Published

*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: 9.5.1, 9.5.2, 9.4 MR1, 10.1.0, 10.1.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1642114

Modified date: 04 July 2013

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