Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Cognos Analytics have been addressed. A vulnerabiltiy has been addressed in the following 3rd party software component that is consumed by IBM Cognos Analytics: Apache PDFBox. An vulnerability where sensitive information when a detailed technical error message is returned in the browser has also been addressed.
DESCRIPTION: Apache PDFBox is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a flaw when parsing the page tree. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/150898 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)
DESCRIPTION: IBM Cognos Analytixs could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information when a detailed technical error message is returned in the browser. This information could be used in further attacks against the system.
CVSS Base score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/172519 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1
IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0
The recommended solution is to apply the fix for the versions listed as soon as practical.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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24 April 2020