IBM Support

Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Analytics has addressed multiple vulnerabilties

Security Bulletin


Summary

Multiple vulnerabilities in Cognos Analytics have been addressed. Vulnerabilities have been addressed in the following 3rd party software components that are consumed by IBM Cognos Analytics: Apache Xerces2, Apache Axis, and Apache POI. Other vulnerabilities have also been addressed (Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), CORS and DOM link manipulation).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2012-0881
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Xerces2 Java Parser before 2.12.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted message to an XML service, which triggers hash table collisions.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/134404 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
CVEID:   CVE-2018-8032
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Axis 1.x up to and including 1.4 is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack in the default servlet/services.
CVSS Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/147823 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)
CVEID:   CVE-2019-4623
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/168924 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)
CVEID:   CVE-2017-12626
DESCRIPTION:   Apache POI in versions prior to release 3.17 are vulnerable to Denial of Service Attacks: 1) Infinite Loops while parsing crafted WMF, EMF, MSG and macros (POI bugs 61338 and 61294), and 2) Out of Memory Exceptions while parsing crafted DOC, PPT and XLS (POI bugs 52372 and 61295).
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/138361 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
CVEID:   CVE-2019-4343
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytics allows overly permissive cross-origin resource sharing which could allow an attacker to transfer private information. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to access content that should be restricted.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/161422 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytics may be vulnerable to a DOM-based link manipulation. An attacker may be able to leverage this to perform various attacks.
CVSS Base score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/159230 for the current score.
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 11.1

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the fix for versions listed as soon as practical.

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.5.0

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.13 Fix Pack 3

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins

References

Off

Acknowledgement

Change History

9 Jan 2020: Added CVE-2019-4221
20 Dec 2019: Initial Publication

*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

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES ""AS IS"" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Document Location

Worldwide

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSTSF6","label":"Cognos Analytics"},"Component":"Cognos Analytics","Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"11.1, 11.0","Edition":"All"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
09 January 2020

UID

ibm11146424