Security Bulletin: TLS padding vulnerability affects IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (CVE-2014-8730)
Transport Layer Security (TLS) padding vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) like attack affects IBM Cognos Business Intelligence.
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 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/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 Business Intelligence Server 10.2.2
The recommended solution is to apply the fix for versions listed as soon as practical.
You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues.
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9 January 2015: Original Version Published
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Cognos Business Intelligence
Software version: 10.2.2
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Reference #: 1693422
Modified date: 09 January 2015
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