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Security Bulletin: TM1 Java Untrusted data (XML)Vulnerability (CVE-2013-2461)

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An unspecified vulnerability in Java to the Java Runtime Environment Libraries component.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2013-2461

DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Java to the Java Runtime Environment Libraries component.

The products listed below have been determined to contain service APIs that allow content to be passed onto the affected APIs in Java. Attack vectors can take advantage of this exploit, which can effectively result in a hanging Java process.

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

CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Cognos TM1 10.1.0
Cognos TM1 10.1.1
Cognos TM1 10.2

Users hosting Cognos TM1 Application services are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the appropriate updater kits and or refresh packs as described here.

IBM Cognos TM1 10.1.0 on Windows Install Cognos TM1 10.1 FP1 and then Interim Fix 3
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 Install IBM Cognos TM1 10.1.1 FP2
IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 Install IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.0 FP1



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    December 24, 2013: Original Copy Published

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    Document information

    More support for: Cognos TM1

    Software version: 10.1.0, 10.1.1, 10.2

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

    Reference #: 1656719

    Modified date: 24 December 2013

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