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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM Cognos Metrics Manager (CVE-2015-0478, CVE-2015-0488, CVE-2015-2808)

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Technology Edition, Versions 6 and 7 that are used by IBM Cognos Metrics Manager. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in April 2015.
This bulletin also addresses RC4 Bar Mitzvah Attack for SSL/TLS vulnerability

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0488
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the JSSE component could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/102336 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2015-0478
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the JCE component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/102339 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-2808
DESCRIPTION: The RC4 algorithm, as used in the TLS protocol and SSL protocol, could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to remotely expose account credentials without requiring an active man-in-the-middle session. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to retrieve credit card data or other sensitive information. This vulnerability is commonly referred to as "Bar Mitzvah Attack".
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101851 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

  • IBM Cognos Metrics Manager 10.2.2
  • IBM Cognos Metrics Manager 10.2.1
  • IBM Cognos Metrics Manager 10.2
  • IBM Cognos Metrics Manager 10.1.1
  • IBM Cognos Metrics Manager 10.1

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the fix as soon as practical. As the fix is in a shared component across the Business Intelligence portfolio, applying the BI Interim Fix will resolve the issue. Note that the prerequisites named in the links are also satisfied by an IBM Cognos Metrics Manager install of the same version.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.x Interim Fixes

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1.x Interim Fixes

For IBM Cognos Metrics Manager versions before 10.1, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

10 July 2015: 10.1.x Fixes published
03 July 2015: 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: Cognos Business Intelligence
Metrics Studio

Software version: 10.1, 10.1.1, 10.2, 10.2.1, 10.2.2

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1903565

Modified date: 10 July 2015