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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Analytics has addressed multiple vulnerabilities

Security Bulletin


Summary

Security vulnerabilities have been addressed in IBM Cognos Analytics.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-1747
DESCRIPTION:   PyYAML could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an error when processing untrusted YAML files through the full_load method or with the FullLoader loader. By abusing the python/object/new constructor, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/178416 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4302
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytics could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a CSV injection. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted excel file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/176610 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4388
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytics could be vulnerable to a denial of service attack by failing to catch exceptions in a servlet also exposing debug information could also be used in future attacks.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/179270 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1

CVE-2020-1747

CVE-2020-4388

CVE-2020-4302 when used with IBM Cognos PowerPlay 11.x

 

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0

CVE-2020-4302 when used with IBM Cognos PowerPlay 11.x

 

Remediation/Fixes

For IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.x : 

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

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 FP1

 

For IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.x:

The recommended solution is to apply the latest available version of IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.x.

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.13 Fix Pack 3

 

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

09 Oct 2020: 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.

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
09 October 2020

UID

ibm16346922