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Security Bulletin: Multiple security exposures in IBM Cognos Express (CVE-2013-5802, CVE-2013-5825)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Cognos Express is affected by multiple security exposures.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5802
DESCRIPTION: If an attacker is able to upload malformed or extremely large streams of XML data to the IBM Cognos BI Server, they may be able to cause the application to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/87982 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


CVE ID: CVE-2013-5825

DESCRIPTION: If an attacker is able to upload malformed XML data to the IBM Cognos BI Server, they may be able to cause the application to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/87988 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Express 10.2.x
IBM Cognos Express 10.1.x
IBM Cognos Express 9.5.x
IBM Cognos Express 9.0.x

Remediation/Fixes

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

28 May 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.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: Cognos Express

Software version: 9.0, 9.5, 10.1, 10.2.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1673410

Modified date: 28 May 2014


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