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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in BIRT-viewer embedded in IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM) (CVE-2014-6149)

Security Bulletin


There are vulnerabilities in BIRT-viewer embedded in TADDM that cannot be fixed, so there is a need to disable BIRT-viewer in TADDM. For secure use of BIRT reports in TADDM there is a need to use Tivoli Common Reporting (TCR) where TADDM BIRT reports can be migrated.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-6149
DESCRIPTION: IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 4.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions



To provide ability to use BIRT reports in TADDM, despite the vulnerabilities that were found in BIRT-viewer, the only secure solution is to use Tivoli Common Reporting (TCR).
Additionally, starting from TADDM 7.2.2, BIRT-viewer is no longer deployed in TADDM by default.

Workarounds and Mitigations

To mitigate the issues use the workaround from Security Bulletin: TADDM – Security improvement: BIRT-Report Viewer application vulnerable to directory traversal attack ( that allows vulnerable BIRT-Report Viewer application to be disabled in TADDM.

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The vulnerability was discovered by Lukasz Plonka and reported to IBM by ING Services Polska.

Change History

27 October 2014: 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.


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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018