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Security Bulletin: OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability and Impact to Cognos Peformance Management Products

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OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability
OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive) are vulnerable

Vulnerability Details

What is OpenSSL Heartbleed
The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).
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What versions of the OpenSSL are affected?
OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive) are vulnerable
OpenSSL 1.0.1g is NOT vulnerable
OpenSSL 1.0.0 branch is NOT vulnerable
OpenSSL 0.9.8 branch is NOT vulnerable

Affected Products and Versions

NONE: No releases of Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel, Business Viewpoint, Command Center, Controller, Disclosure Management, Finance, FSR, Incentive Compensation Management, Integration Server, Planning, Sales Performance Management, TM1, Concert or Clarity 7 are affected by this vulnerability

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Related information

*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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Analytics Clarity 7
Business Analytics Cognos Controller
Business Analytics Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel
Business Analytics Cognos Incentive Compensation Management
Business Analytics Cognos Planning

Document information

More support for: Cognos TM1

Software version: 9.5, 9.5.1, 9.5.2, 10.1.0, 10.1.1, 10.2

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

Reference #: 1669843

Modified date: 12 September 2014