Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Command Center Web Help DOM Based Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability (CVE-2013-3979)

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Abstract

It is possible to obtain or manipulate a user's session cookies, allowing an attacker to view or alter user records and to perform transactions as that user.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-3979


DESCRIPTION:
The online help pages in the Command Center Web Client are vunerable to a client-side DOM based cross-site scripting attack where an attacker will be able inject malicious code and thereby get access to impersonate the legitimate user and perform actions on behalf of that user.

CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84904 for the current score.
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)


AFFECTED PRODUCTS: Star Command Center 1.6.1 through 3.0.7


REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to upgrade to the latest version of Cognos Command Centre. Alternatively the work-around below may be used.

Vendor Fix(es):
Upgrade to IBM Cognos Command Center 10.1.
http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=AN&htmlfid=897/ENUS213-196&subtype=ca

Workaround(s):
On servers where the Star Command Center Web Client component is installed, delete the INSTALLDIR\Web\Content\Help directory where INSTALLDIR is the base installation directory.

Mitigation(s):
This vulnerability only affects users of Internet Explorer


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CHANGE HISTORY:
July 23, 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 Flash.


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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Analytics Cognos Command Center Windows 10.1 All Editions

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More support for:

Star Analytics

Software version:

3.0

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1643067

Modified date:

2013-07-23

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