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Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been addressed in IBM Cognos Analytics (CVE-2019-4178)

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Summary

This bulletin addresses a security vulnerability that has been fixed in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.13 FP1 as well as 11.0.9-11.0.12 Interim Fixes.

IBM Cognos Analytics could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to write or view arbitrary files on the system. This has been addressed.



Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4178
DESCRIPTION: IBM Cognos Analytics could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to write or view arbitrary files on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/158919 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Analytics Versions 11.0.8.0 to 11.0.13.0

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix IBM Cognos Analytics as soon as practical.

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.x interim fix addresses a security vulnerability

Fixes available:

  • IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.13 Fix Pack 1
  • IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.12 Interim Fix 2
  • IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.11 Interim Fix 2
  • IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.10 Interim Fix 3
  • IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.9 Interim Fix 2

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

9 April 2019: Original Version Published
18 April 2019: Modified Affected Versions

*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: Cognos Analytics

Component: Not Applicable

Software version: 11.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 0879079

Modified date: 18 April 2019