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Security Bulletin: IBM Planning Analytics Workspace is affected by security vulnerabilities

Security Bulletin


The Planning Analytics Workspace component of IBM Planning Analytics is affected by vulnerabilities . These have been addressed in IBM Planning Analytics Local v2.0 - Planning Analytics Workspace Release 62.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4882
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Planning Analytics could be vulnerable to a Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) attack by constucting URLs from user-controlled data . This could enable attackers to make arbitrary requests to the internal network or to the local file system.
CVSS Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: 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-2020-13956
DESCRIPTION:   Apache HttpClient could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper handling of malformed authority component in request URIs. By passing request URIs to the library as object, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to pick the wrong target host for request execution.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Third Party Entry:   177835
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Commons Codec information disclosure
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Planning Analytics 2.0


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

Download IBM Planning Analytics Local v2.0 - Planning Analytics Workspace Release 62 from Fix Central.

This Security Bulletin is applicable to IBM Planning Analytics 2.0 (Local).

All applicable vulnerabilities have been addressed on IBM Planning Analytics Cloud and no further action is required.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

19 Mar 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
19 March 2021