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Security Bulletin: Security exposure in IBM Cognos Mobile (CVE-2014-0937)

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IBM Cognos Mobile for Android consistently negotiates TLSv1.0 when TLSv1.2 is supported both on the client and the server.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0937
DESCRIPTION The android application, IBM Cognos Mobile for Android negotiates TLSv1.0 even though the SSL server requests TLSv1.2, and the version of android on the client support v1.2. As a rule, SSL clients should negotiate to the highest version supported on both the client and the server. In this case, however, this is not happening. This version of TLS has a number of knows attacks against it including, BEAST attack and MITM attacks.

CVSS Base Score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Mobile 10.2.1


The recommended solution is to update your version with the latest available ( from the Google Play store as soon as it is practical.

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Related information

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Document information

More support for: Cognos Mobile

Software version: 10.2.1

Operating system(s): Android

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1671959

Modified date: 02 May 2014

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