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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Analytics has addressed multiple vulnerabilities

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Summary

Security vulnerabilities have been addressed in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 Fix Pack 4 and IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2.1.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2015-2156
DESCRIPTION:   Netty could allow a remote attacker to bypass restrictions, caused by the improper validation of characters in a cookie name by the cookie parsing code. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the HttpOnly flag in all Play applications and gain access to the system.
CVSS Base score: 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103239 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-11023
DESCRIPTION:   jQuery is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the option elements. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/181350 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-2020-11022
DESCRIPTION:   jQuery is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the jQuery.htmlPrefilter method. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/181349 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-2018-17960
DESCRIPTION:   CKEditor is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a source-mode paste to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/153156 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-2020-14803
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE could allow an unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190121 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-27221
DESCRIPTION:   Eclipse OpenJ9 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow when the virtual machine or JNI natives are converting from UTF-8 characters to platform encoding. By sending an overly long string, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/195353 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-2019-11358
DESCRIPTION:   jQuery, as used in Drupal core, is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/159633 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-2021-29716
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytics could allow a low level user to reas of the application that privileged user should only be allowed to view.
CVSS Base score: 2.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/201087 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2019-20445
DESCRIPTION:   Netty could provide weaker than expected security, caused by non-proper handling of Content-Length and Transfer-Encoding in the HttpObjectDecoder.java. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch further attacks on the system.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/175486 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2019-20444
DESCRIPTION:   Netty is vulnerable to HTTP request smuggling, caused by a flaw in the HttpObjectDecoder.java. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to poison the web cache, bypass web application firewall protection, and conduct XSS attacks.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/175487 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-38909
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytics is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/209706 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-20493
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytics is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/197794 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-2021-31811
DESCRIPTION:   Apache PDFBox is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-memory exception while loading a file. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/203615 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-31812
DESCRIPTION:   Apache PDFBox is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error while loading a file. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the system to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/203587 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-26215
DESCRIPTION:   Jupyter Notebook could allow a remote attacker to conduct phishing attacks, caused by an open redirect vulnerability. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to redirect a victim to arbitrary Web sites.
CVSS Base score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/192135 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2019-8331
DESCRIPTION:   Bootstrap is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the tooltip or popover data-template. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/157409 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-2018-14041
Description: Bootstrap is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the data-target property of scrollspy. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/146467 for more information
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)
 
CVEID: CVE-2018-14042
Description: Bootstrap is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the data-container property of tooltip. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/146466 for more information
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)
 
CVEID: CVE-2018-14040
Description: Bootstrap is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the collapse data-parent attribute. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/146468 for more information
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)
 
CVEID:   CVE-2014-3004
DESCRIPTION:   Castor Library could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. By sending specially-crafted XML data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93519 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-27807
DESCRIPTION:   Apache PDFBox is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an infinite loop flaw. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198451 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-27906
DESCRIPTION:   Apache PDFBox is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an OutOfMemory-Exception flaw. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198452 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-1945
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Ant could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the use of an insecure temporary directory to store source files. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information and inject modified source files into the build process.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/181875 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29719
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytic could be vulnerable to client side vulnerabilties due to a web response specifying an incorrect content type.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/201091 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14781
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the JNDI component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190099 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2019-16869
DESCRIPTION:   Netty is vulnerable to HTTP request smuggling, caused by a flaw when handling unusual whitespaces before the colon in HTTP headers. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to poison the web cache, bypass web application firewall protection, and conduct XSS attacks.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/167672 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-23840
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an integer overflow in CipherUpdate. By sending an overly long argument, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/196848 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29756
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytics is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery (CSRF) in the My Inbox page which could allow an attacker to execute malicious and unauthorized actions transmitted from a user that the website trusts.
CVSS Base score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/202167 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14782
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Libraries component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190100 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2019-12415
DESCRIPTION:   Apache POI could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an XML external entity (XXE) error when processing XML data by tool XSSFExportToXml. By sending a specially-crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/170015 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2014-3488
DESCRIPTION:   Netty is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in SslHandler. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted SSLv2Hello message to exhaust all available CPU resources and cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/95285 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29867
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytics could allow an authenticated to view or edit a Jupyter notebook that they should not have access to.
CVSS Base score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/206212 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14779
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Serialization component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190097 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2014-0193
DESCRIPTION:   Netty is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the WebSocket08FrameDecoder implementation. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to exhaust all available memory resources.
CVSS Base score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93006 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-20470
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytics does not require that users should have strong passwords by default, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/196939 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-9281
DESCRIPTION:   CKEditor is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the HTML Data Processor. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted protected comment to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/177488 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-2020-9440
DESCRIPTION:   CKEditor is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the WSC plugin. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by injecting a specially crafted HTML element into the editor into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/177487 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)

Third Party Entry:   180875
DESCRIPTION:   jQuery is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the HTML() function. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/180875 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)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2.0

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.x

Remediation/Fixes

For IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2.x

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

Downloading IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2.1

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 Fix Pack 4

This Security Bulletin is applicable to IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.x and 11.2.0 (On-Prem).

IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud 11.2.1 On-Demand (multi-tenant) is now available in all data centers as of October 14, 2021 and no further action is required.

IBM Cognos Analytics Cloud Hosted (Dedicated) customers can begin coordinating upgrades to IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 FP4. Please contact IBM Support to schedule an upgrade.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History


2 Dec 2021: Corrected CVE contents
2 Dec 2021: 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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Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
02 December 2021

UID

ibm16520510