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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Analytics : IBM Cognos Analytics is affected by CVE-2016-0398

Security Bulletin


This bulletin addresses a recently discovered content spoofing vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0398
IBM Cognos Analytics is vulnerable to content spoofing when an attacker familiar with CA can convince a user to click on a malicious link.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

  • IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0


The recommended solution is to apply the fix for versions listed as soon as practical.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None known. Apply fixes.

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Related information


The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Sonal Moon

*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.


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Document information

More support for: Cognos Analytics

Software version: 11.0

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

Reference #: 1977070

Modified date: 31 May 2016