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Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM Cognos shipped with IBM OpenPages GRC Platform (CVE-2016-0234)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM OpenPages GRC Platform has a potential security exposure, due to an issue found in bundled IBM Cognos Business Intelligence.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0234
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM OpenPages GRC Platform could allow a local user to obtain sensitive information when a previous user has logged out of the system but neglected to close their browser.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/110303 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM OpenPages versions 7.1 through 7.3

Remediation/Fixes

A fix has been created for each affected version of bundled IBM Cognos Business Intelligence component, which is shipped with IBM OpenPages GRC Platform.
Download and install the IBM Cognos fixes as soon as possible. Fixes and installation instructions are provided at the URLs listed below:

Product and Version(s) IBM Cognos Fix Download URL
For IBM OpenPages GRC Platform 7.3.0.1 or later

- Apply IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 Fix Pack 7 or later

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043147
For IBM OpenPages GRC Platform 7.2.0.3 or later

- Apply IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 Fix Pack 7 or later

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043147
For IBM OpenPages GRC Platform 7.1.0.4 or later

- Apply IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 Fix Pack 13 or later

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043746

For OpenPages GRC Platform v7.0.x customers, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None known, apply fixes.

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

27 Oct 2017: Original version 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: OpenPages GRC Platform

Software version: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1997687

Modified date: 03 November 2017