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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Analytics has addressed multiple vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-34339, CVE-2021-3712, CVE-2021-3711, CVE-2021-4160, CVE-2021-29425, CVE-2021-3733, CVE-2021-3737, CVE-2022-0391, CVE-2021-43138, CVE-2022-24758)

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Summary

Security vulnerabilities have been addressed in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 FP6. These vulnerabilities have also been previously addressed in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2.3. A vulnerability where user credentials are stored in plain cleartext in a log and could be read by an authenticated user has been addressed (CVE-2022-34339). The following 3rd party components are used by IBM Cognos Analytics: OpenSSL is a cryptography library that offers open-source application of the TLS protocol (CVE-2021-3712, CVE-2021-3711, CVE-2021-4160). Apache Commons IO is a library that provides various utility classes for common operations for File IO (CVE-2021-29425). Dijit is Dojo's UI library (CVE-2020-4051). Python is an object-oriented, programming language for web and app development (CVE-2021-3733, CVE-2021-3737, CVE-2022-0391). Async is a utility module which provides functions for working with asynchronous JavaScript (CVE-2021-43138). Jupyter Notebook is an Interactive computing platform across all programming languages (CVE-2022-24758).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-4160
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL could provide weaker than expected security, caused by a carry propagation flaw in the MIPS32 and MIPS64 squaring procedure. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch further attacks on the system
CVSS Base score: 6.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/218394 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-3733
DESCRIPTION:   Python is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a regular expression denial of service (ReDoS) flaw in the AbstractBasicAuthHandler class in urllib. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/213034 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4051
DESCRIPTION:   Dijit is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the Editor's LinkDialog plugin. 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/183740 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-2021-43138
DESCRIPTION:   Async could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by prototype pollution in the mapValues() method. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/223605 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-3711
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the EVP_PKEY_decrypt() function within implementation of the SM2 decryption. By sending specially crafted SM2 content, 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/208072 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-2022-34339
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytics stores user credentials in plain clear text which can be read by an authenticated user.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/229963 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-24758
DESCRIPTION:   Jupyter Notebook could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the storage of auth cookie and other header values in the log files when a 5xx error is triggered. By gaining access to the log files, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information, and use this information to launch further attacks against the affected system.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/223450 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-3737
DESCRIPTION:   Python is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by improper handling of HTTP response in the HTTP client code. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the client script enter an infinite loop, and results in a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/213407 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-0391
DESCRIPTION:   Python could provide weaker than expected security, cause by a improper input validation by the urllib.parse module. By sending a specially-crafted request using \r and \n characters in the URL path. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform injection attack or launch further attacks on the system.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/219613 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-2021-3712
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an out-of-bounds read when processing ASN.1 strings. By sending specially crafted data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read contents of memory on the system or perform a denial of service attack.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/208073 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29425
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Commons IO could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system, caused by improper input validation by the FileNameUtils.normalize method. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) to view arbitrary files on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/199852 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 Cognos Analytics 11.2.x

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.x

 

Remediation/Fixes

Affected VersionFix Version
IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2.x

Downloading IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2.3

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.x

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 Fix Pack 6

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Acknowledgement

CVE-2022-34339 was reported to IBM by Vsevolod Ivanov and Jeff Hutchinson from EY Canada's Offensive Security practice.

Change History

17 Oct 2022: Initial Publication

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 October 2022

UID

ibm16828527