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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Analytics is affected by multiple vulnerabilities

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Summary

This bulletin addresses several security vulnerabilities that are fixed in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.7.0.

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Version 8. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2016, October 2016, January 2017 and April 2017.

IBM Cognos Analytics uses GSKit. GSKit is vulnerable to Sweet32 Birthday attacks on 64-bit block ciphers in TLS that could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information. This vulnerability has been addressed.

IBM Cognos Analytics has addressed a vulnerability that allows an attacker to read the contents of a local file.

IBM Cognos Analytics uses Libxml2. Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service attack which could cause the application to crash. This vulnerability has been addressed.

IBM Cognos Analytics has addressed a XSS vulnerability whereby malicious javascript can be loaded and executed.

IBM Cognos Analytics has addressed a vulnerability that allows hostile URL to be loaded in an iframe can which users can be directed to without validation.

IBM Cognos Analytics has addressed a vulnerability whereby a malicious actor, who is successfully logged in to UMS/Cognos with access to the dashboard, could save a malicious script which later is executed in a user's browser. This could result in execution of arbitrary code which cannot be controlled by the solution.

IBM Cognos Analytics has addressed a vulnerability whereby a user who does not have the 'Show Detailed Errors' permission granted can still see the detailed error message in the Dashboard, including internal software details.

Vulnerability Details

If you run your own Java code using the IBM Java Runtime delivered with this product, you should evaluate your code to determine whether the complete list of vulnerabilities are applicable to your code. For a complete list of vulnerabilities please refer to the link for ““IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin"” located in the “References” section for more information.

CVEID: CVE-2016-3511
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Deployment component has high confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and high availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 7.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/115275 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3598
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component has high confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and high availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 9.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/115269 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3485
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component has no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 2.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/115273 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3289
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the VM component has high confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and high availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 9.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120861 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3272
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component has high confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and high availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 9.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120862 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3241
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the RMI component has high confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and high availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120867 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5546
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component has no confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120869 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3253
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the 2D component could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a high availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120868 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5548
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a high confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120864 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5549
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a high confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120863 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3252
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the JAAS component has no confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120870 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5547
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120871 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5552
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component has no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120872 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3261
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120866 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3231
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120865 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3259
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Deployment component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120859 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:
CVE-2017-3511
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE JCE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to take control of the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124890 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3509
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE Networking component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause low confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 4.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124888 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3544
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124920 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3533
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124910 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3539
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE Security component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124915 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-1289
DESCRIPTION:
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition is vulnerable XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose highly sensitive information or consume memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/125150 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9840
DESCRIPTION:
zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-bounds pointer arithmetic in inftrees.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120508 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9841
DESCRIPTION:
zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-bounds pointer arithmetic in inftrees.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120509 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9842
DESCRIPTION:
zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an undefined left shift of negative number. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120510 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9843
DESCRIPTION:
zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a big-endian out-of-bounds pointer. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120511 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-2183
DESCRIPTION:
OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in the DES/3DES cipher, used as a part of the SSL/TLS protocol. By capturing large amounts of encrypted traffic between the SSL/TLS server and the client, a remote attacker able to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could exploit this vulnerability to recover the plaintext data and obtain sensitive information. This vulnerability is known as the SWEET32 Birthday attack.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116337 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5597
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a high confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118071 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5554
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the JMX component has no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118072 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:
CVE-2016-9710
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Predictive Solutions Foundation (formerly PMQ) could allow a remote attacker to include arbitrary files. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL to specify a file from the local system, which could allow the attacker to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119618 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9597
DESCRIPTION:
libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a stack-based buffer overflow prior to detecting an invalid XML file. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted XML file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/121309 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2017-1427
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Cognos Analytics is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base Score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/127579 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-1428
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Cognos Analytics could allow a remote attacker to hijack the clicking action of the victim. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to hijack the victim's click actions and possibly launch further attacks against the victim.
CVSS Base Score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/127583 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-1485
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Cognos Analytics is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/128623 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-1535
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Cognos Analytics could allow a user to see detailed error messages in the Cognos Analytics Dashboard, including internal software details, despite not having permissions to do so.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/130677 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Analytics Version 11.0.0.0 to 11.0.6.0

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply IBM Cognos Analyticds 11.0.7.0 as soon as practical.

Downloading IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.7.0

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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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

25 August 2017: Original version published
30 August 2017: Update published
13 September 2017: Fixed Java Version

*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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Document information

More support for: Cognos Analytics

Software version: 11.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2007242

Modified date: 13 September 2017