Security exposure in IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management (CVE-2013-6440)
OpenSAML XML Information Disclosure: - OpenSAML could allow a remote authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error when parsing XML entities.
CVE IDs: CVE-2013-6440
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.
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)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management 8.x and 7.x
The recommendation is to install the following applicable fix packs.
Please contact Cognos ICM support to obtain the fix pack.
Workarounds and Mitigations
None known. Apply fix pack.
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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.
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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: 2014-07-18