TADDM security improvement deployed started from TADDM 126.96.36.199 and in TADDM 7.2.2 avoids vulnerability in embedded TADDM BIRT-Report Viewer application.
Embedded in TADDM BIRT-Report Viewer application component was found to be vulnerable to a directory traversal attack that allows for arbitrary files to be read from the underlying server.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/84145
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
TADDM 7.1.2, 188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206 (later TADDM releases contain parameter that allow to disable BIRT-Report)
Upgrade to TADDM 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168.
Starting with TADDM version 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 we have added a $COLLATION_HOME/dist/collation.properties value to disable BIRT reports:
com.ibm.taddm.birtviewer.enabled=false (default is true)
This parameter change requires a restart of TADDM server.
If you are unable to upgrade apply workaround, or please contact IBM Support.
Workarounds and Mitigations
1. Stop TADDM server
2. Remove (or backup):
and $COLLATION_HOME/external/apache-tomcat-x.x.xx/work/Catalina/localhost directory,
3. Start TADDM server
4. Data Management Portal user will not able to run the BIRT reports.
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7 May 2014: Original Copy Published
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17 June 2018