Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been addressed in IBM Cognos Analytics (CVE-2019-4178)
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.
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 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52
The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix IBM Cognos Analytics as soon as practical.
- 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
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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.
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