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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos TM1 is affected by multiple vulnerabilities

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in Open Source Apache Tomcat that is used by IBM Cognos TM1, These were disclosed in the 02/09/2015, 04/09/2015 and 05/14/2015 X-Force Reports. Additionally, there are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Technology Edition, Version 6 and IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Technology Edition, Version 7 that are used by IBM Cognos Business Intelligence. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in April and July 2015. Also multiple vulnerabilities were reported for OpenSSL in March 2015 that affect TM1. This bulletin also addresses LOGJAM: The TLS protocol could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to properly convey a DHE_EXPORT ciphersuite choice. TM1 9.5.2 is only affected by the OpenSSL vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0207
DESCRIPTION:
 OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an implementation error in the DTLSv1_listen function when processing the initial ClientHello. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a segmentation fault.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/#/vulnerabilities/101665 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2015-0208
DESCRIPTION:
 OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the signature verification routines. By sending an ASN.1 signature using the RSA PSS algorithm and invalid parameters, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to crash any certificate verification operation and cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/#/vulnerabilities/101667 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2015-0285
DESCRIPTION:
 OpenSSL could provide weaker than expected security, caused by the failure to seed the PRNG. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a PRNG with weak entropy to complete a handshake and generate the client random.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/#/vulnerabilities/101673 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-0286
DESCRIPTION:
 OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the ASN1_TYPE_cmp function when attempting to compare ASN.1 boolean types. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to crash any certificate verification operation and cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/#/vulnerabilities/101666 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


CVEID: CVE-2014-0230
DESCRIPTION:
 Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by missing limitations on request body size. By sending a specially crafted request to the server, an attacker could keep a connection open and force Tomcat to keep a processing thread allocated to the connection.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/#/vulnerabilities/102131 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2014-0227
DESCRIPTION:
 Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to HTTP request smuggling. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted request in a malformed chunked header to the Web server to cause multiple processing conflicts on the servers. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to poison the web cache, bypass web application firewall protection, and conduct XSS attacks.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100751 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2014-7810
DESCRIPTION:
 Apache Tomcat could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the use of expression language. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the protections of a Security Manager.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103155 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-1916
DESCRIPTION:
Server applications which use the IBM Java Secure Socket Extension provider to accept SSL/TLS connections are vulnerable to a denial of service attack due to an unspecified vulnerability.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101995 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2015-1914
DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability in the IBM implementation of the Java Virtual Machine may allow untrusted code running under a security manager to bypass permission checks and view sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101908 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-0204
DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability in the OpenSSL ssl3_get_key_exchange function could allow a remote attacker to downgrade the security of certain TLS connections. An OpenSSL client accepts the use of an RSA temporary key in a non-export RSA key exchange ciphersuite. This could allow a remote attacker using man-in-the-middle techniques to facilitate brute-force decryption of TLS/SSL traffic between vulnerable clients and servers. This vulnerability is also known as the FREAK attack.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99707 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-4000
DESCRIPTION:
The TLS protocol could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to properly convey a DHE_EXPORT ciphersuite choice. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to force a downgrade to 512-bit export-grade cipher. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to recover the session key as well as modify the contents of the traffic. This vulnerability is commonly referred to as "Logjam".
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103294 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-1931
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Java Security Components store plain text data in memory dumps, which could allow a local attacker to obtain information to aid in further attacks against the system.
CVSS Base Score: 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/102967 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions


IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.2
IBM Cognos TM1 10.2
IBM Cognos TM1 10.1.1
IBM Cognos TM1 9.5.2

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the fix as soon as practical. The fix can be downloaded at the following locations:

Cognos TM1 10.2.2 FP4
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24040539

Cognos TM1 10.2.0.2 Interim Fix 5
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24040710

Cognos TM1 10.1.1.2 Interim Fix 5
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24040709

Cognos TM1 9.5.2 Fix Pack 3 Interim Fix 8
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24040708

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Related information

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Document information

More support for: Cognos TM1
TM1

Software version: 9.5.2, 10.1.1, 10.2, 10.2.2

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1966177

Modified date: 24 February 2017


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