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Security Bulletin: Multiple security exposures in IBM Cognos BI Server (CVE-2013-6954, CVE-2013-6732, CVE-2013-5802, CVE-2013-5825, CVE-2014-0854, CVE-2014-0861)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Cognos BI Server is affected by multiple security exposures.

Vulnerability Details


CVE ID: CVE-2013-6954

DESCRIPTION: If an attacker is able to upload a specially-crafted image to the IBM Cognos BI Server and have the application process it, they may be able to cause the application to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/89917 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1.1
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.1.1
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.1
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 8.4.1


REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply the fix in one of the 10.x versions listed or in version 8.4.1 for your release version as soon as practical.

  • Cognos BI 10.2 IF7, Cognos BI 10.2.1 IF4 and Cognos BI 10.2.1.1 IF4 downloads
  • Cognos BI 10.1 IF6 and Cognos BI 10.1.1 IF5 downloads
  • Cognos BI 8.4.1 IF4 downloads



    CVE ID: CVE-2013-6732

    DESCRIPTION: An unsanitized input parameter allows an attack to perform a reflective cross-site scripting attack if he can trick a user into clicking a link.

    CVSS:
    CVSS Base Score: 4.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/89394 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

    AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.1.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 8.4.1

    REMEDIATION:
    The recommended solution is to apply the fix in one of the 10.x versions listed or in version 8.4.1 for your release version as soon as practical.

  • Cognos BI 10.2 IF7, Cognos BI 10.2.1 IF4 and Cognos BI 10.2.1.1 IF4 downloads
  • Cognos BI 10.1 IF6 and Cognos BI 10.1.1 IF5 downloads
  • Cognos BI 8.4.1 IF4 downloads




    CVE ID: CVE-2013-5802

    DESCRIPTION: If an attacker is able to upload malformed or extremely large streams of XML data to the IBM Cognos BI Server, they may be able to cause the application to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service..

    CVSS:
    CVSS Base Score: 7.5
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/87982 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV/N:AC/L:Au/N:C/P:I/P:A/P)

    AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.1.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 8.4.1

    REMEDIATION:
    The recommended solution is to apply the fix in one of the 10.x versions listed or in version 8.4.1 for your release version as soon as practical.

  • Cognos BI 10.2 IF7, Cognos BI 10.2.1 IF4 and Cognos BI 10.2.1.1 IF4 downloads
  • Cognos BI 10.1 IF6 and Cognos BI 10.1.1 IF5 downloads
  • Cognos BI 8.4.1 IF4 downloads




    CVE ID: CVE-2013-5825

    DESCRIPTION: If an attacker is able to upload malformed XML data to the IBM Cognos BI Server, they may be able to cause the application to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service.

    CVSS:
    CVSS Base Score: 5
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/87988 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV/N:AC/L:Au/N:C/N:I/N:A/P)

    AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.1.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 8.4.1

    REMEDIATION:
    The recommended solution is to apply the fix in one of the 10.x versions listed or in version 8.4.1 for your release version as soon as practical.

  • Cognos BI 10.2 IF7, Cognos BI 10.2.1 IF4 and Cognos BI 10.2.1.1 IF4 downloads
  • Cognos BI 10.1 IF6 and Cognos BI 10.1.1 IF5 downloads
  • Cognos BI 8.4.1 IF4 downloads



    CVE ID: CVE-2014-0854

    DESCRIPTION
    : A malicious user can specify a unintended DOCTYPE in XML Posted to the server. This can be used to echo back any file from the server that the process running the application has access to.

    CVSS:
    CVSS Base Score: 4
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/90794 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV/N:AC/L:Au/S:C/P:I/N:A/N)

    AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.1.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 8.4.1

    REMEDIATION:
    The recommended solution is to apply the fix in one of the 10.x versions listed or in version 8.4.1 for your release version as soon as practical.

  • Cognos BI 10.2 IF7, Cognos BI 10.2.1 IF4 and Cognos BI 10.2.1.1 IF4 downloads
  • Cognos BI 10.1 IF6 and Cognos BI 10.1.1 IF5 downloads
  • Cognos BI 8.4.1 IF4 downloads




    CVE ID: CVE-2014-0861

    DESCRIPTION: An insufficiently sanitized parameter allows an attack to craft a URL that when an authenticated user clicks on and then proceeds to use the applications back/return button launches a script in the context of that user.

    CVSS:
    CVSS Base Score: 4.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/40682 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV/N:AC/M:Au/N:C/N:I/P:A/N)

    AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.1.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.1
    IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 8.4.1

    REMEDIATION:
    The recommended solution is to apply the fix in one of the 10.x versions listed or in version 8.4.1 for your release version as soon as practical.

  • Cognos BI 10.2 IF7, Cognos BI 10.2.1 IF4 and Cognos BI 10.2.1.1 IF4 downloads
  • Cognos BI 10.1 IF6 and Cognos BI 10.1.1 IF5 downloads
  • Cognos BI 8.4.1 IF4 downloads




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    References

    Complete CVSS v2 Guide
    On-line Calculator v2

    Related information

    IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
    IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

    Change History

    14 February 2014, 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.

    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.

    Document information

    More support for: Cognos Business Intelligence

    Software version: 8.4.1, 10.1, 10.1.1, 10.2, 10.2.1

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

    Reference #: 1662856

    Modified date: 18 March 2014