Security exposure in IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management (CVE-2013-6440)

Security Bulletin


Summary

OpenSAML XML Information Disclosure: - OpenSAML could allow a remote authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error when parsing XML entities.

Vulnerability Details

VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE IDs: CVE-2013-6440

DESCRIPTION:
OpenSAML is shipped with IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management.

OpenSAML could allow a remote authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error when parsing XML entities. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted XML document containing external entity references, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.

CVSS:
Using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) v2, the security ratings for these issues are:

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/89714 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
None.

Affected Products

IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management 8.x and 7.x

Remediation/Fixes

The recommendation is to install the following applicable fix packs.

v 7.0.4.73250
v 7.1.1.73252
v 7.2.1.73256
v 7.3.0.73258
v 8.0.0.73260
v 8.0.1.73262
v 8.0.2.73265
v 8.0.3.73267

Please contact Cognos ICM support to obtain the fix pack.

Workarounds/Mitigations

None known. Apply fix pack.

References:

Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

March 5, 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.

Note: 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.

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Document information


More support for:

Cognos Incentive Compensation Management

Software version:

7.0.4, 7.1.1, 7.2.1, 7.3.0, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1666450

Modified date:

2014-03-05

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