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Security Bulletin: IBM Planning Analytics Spreadsheet Services is affected by a security vulnerability

Security Bulletin


The Planning Analytics Spreadsheet Services component of IBM Planning Analytics is affected by a vulnerability. This has been addressed in IBM Planning Analytics Local v2.0 - Planning Analytics Spreadsheet Services Release 64.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4985
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Planning Analytics Local could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information due to accepting body parameters in a query.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Planning Analytics Local 2.0


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

Download IBM Planning Analytics Local v2.0 - Planning Analytics Spreadsheet Services Release 64 from Fix Central

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

The vulnerability has been addressed on IBM Planning Analytics Cloud and no further action is required.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

13 May 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
13 May 2021