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Security Bulletin: TADDM - BIRT viewer allow bypass authorization

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TADDM fails to properly check for authorization when allowing a user to view BIRT reports. It is possible to bypass authorization in the application via parameters manipulation in the BIRT reporting URL.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-2013-2974 BIRT viewer allow bypass authorization
It is possible to bypass authorization in the application via parameters manipulation in the BIRT reporting URL. That allow any user to obtain report administration functionality, thereby allowing them to create/delete reports or exploit vulnerabilities such as SQL injection that exists in the BIRT viewer.

CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score:
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/AU:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

TADDM through (fix included in TADDM and TADDM


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Related information

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Change History

27 January 2014: Original Copy Published

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Document information

More support for: Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager

Software version: 7.2.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1662955

Modified date: 27 January 2014

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