Security Bulletin: TLS padding vulnerability affects IBM Cognos Metrics Manager (CVE-2014-8730)
Transport Layer Security (TLS) padding vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) like attack affects IBM Cognos Metrics Manager
Product could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to check the contents of the padding bytes when using CBC cipher suites of some TLS implementations. A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could exploit this vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) like attack to decrypt sensitive information and calculate the plaintext of secure connections.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/99216 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 Metrics Manager 10.2.2
The recommended solution is to apply one of the fixes listed in the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 Interim Fix link as soon as practical. Note that the prerequisites named in the link are also satisfied by an IBM Cognos Metrics Manager install of the same version.
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 Interim Fix
You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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Cognos Business Intelligence
Software version: 10.2.2
Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Reference #: 1693182
Modified date: 13 January 2015