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Security Bulletin: Security exposure in IBM Cognos Planning (CVE-2014-0423)

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IBM Cognos Planning is affected by the following security exposure in IBM's Java Runtime Environment (JRE) related to the Beans component.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0423

DESCRIPTION: The DocumentHandler used by the java.beans.XMLDecoder implementation allows the use of external entities by default. This facilitates a variety of attacks via malicious XML data.

CVSS Base Score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV/N:AC/L:Au/S:C/P:I/N:A/P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Planning 10.1.1


The recommended solution is to apply the Cognos Planning 10.1.1 FP3 fix pack as soon as it is practical.

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*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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Document information

More support for: Cognos Planning

Software version: 10.1.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1668723

Modified date: 01 April 2014

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