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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Controller 2019Q2 Security Updater: Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in IBM Cognos Controller

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Summary

This bulletin addresses several security vulnerabilities that are fixed in IBM Cognos Controller.

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Technology Edition, Version 7 and the IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Technology Edition, Version 8 that are used by IBM Cognos Controller 10.2.0, 10.2.1, 10.3.0, 10.3.1 and 10.4. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2018.

Multiple security vulnerabilities in Apache HTTP Server affect IBM Cognos Controller versions 10.2.0, 10.2.1 and 10.3.0.

A vulnerability in Apache POI affects IBM Cognos Controller versions 10.2.0, 10.2.1, 10.3.0 and 10.3.1 and 10.4.

Multiple vulnerabilities that affect IBM Controller Web 10.4 have been addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEs applicable for IBM Cognos Controller 10.2.0, 10.2.1, 10.3.0, 10.3.1 and 10.4:

CVEID: CVE-2017-12626
DESCRIPTION: Apache POI is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error while parsing malicious WMF, EMF, MSG and macros and specially crafted DOC, PPT and XLS. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop or an out of memory exception.
CVSS Base Score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/138361 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3736
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a carry propagation flaw in the x86_64 Montgomery squaring function bn_sqrx8x_internal(). An attacker with online access to an unpatched system could exploit this vulnerability to obtain information about the private key.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/134397 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3732
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a carry propagating bug in the x86_64 Montgomery squaring procedure. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain information about the private key.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/121313 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0705
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a double-free error when parsing DSA private keys. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111140 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2018-1517
DESCRIPTION: A flaw in the java.math component in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition may allow an attacker to inflict a denial-of-service attack with specially crafted String data.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/141681 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2018-1656
DESCRIPTION: The IBM Java Runtime Environment's Diagnostic Tooling Framework for Java (DTFJ) does not protect against path traversal attacks when extracting compressed dump files.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/144882 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2018-2973
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE JSSE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/146835 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2018-2952
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE Concurrency 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/146815 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2018-12539
DESCRIPTION: Eclipse OpenJ9 could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by the failure to restrict the use of Java Attach API to connect to an Eclipse OpenJ9 or IBM JVM on the same machine and use Attach API operations to only the process owner. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute untrusted native code and gain elevated privileges on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/148389 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEs applicable for IBM Cognos Controller 10.2.0, 10.2.1 and 10.3.0:

CVEID: CVE-2016-4975
DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTP Server is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting attacks, caused by a CRLF injection with the use of mod_userdir. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and cause the server to return a split response, once the URL is clicked. This would allow the attacker to perform further attacks, such as Web cache poisoning or cross-site scripting, and possibly obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/148510 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0736
DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTPD could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in mod_session_crypto. By sending specially crafted data, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability via the POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) attack to gain access and modify session data.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119918 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-2161
DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTPD is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in mod_auth_digest. By sending specially crafted data, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the server to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119919 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-8743
DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTPD is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting attacks, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and cause the server to return a split response, once the URL is clicked. This would allow the attacker to perform further attacks, such as Web cache poisoning or cross-site scripting, and possibly obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119917 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEs applicable for IBM Cognos Controller 10.4:

CVEID: CVE-2019-4177
DESCRIPTION: IBM Cognos Controller allows web pages to be stored locally which can be read by another user on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/158882 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2019-4136
DESCRIPTION: IBM Cognos Controller 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/158332 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2019-4173
DESCRIPTION: IBM Cognos Controller could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a flaw in the HTTP OPTIONS method, aka Optionsbleed. By sending an OPTIONS HTTP request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read secret data from process memory and obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/158878 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2019-4176
DESCRIPTION: IBM Cognos Controller could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error related to insecure HTTP Methods. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain access to the system.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/158881 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2019-4174
DESCRIPTION: IBM Cognos Controller allows web pages to be stored locally which can be read by another user on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/158879 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2011-3389
DESCRIPTION: Multiple products could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a design error in the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols when using a Cipher-Block Chaining (CBC) based cryptographic algorithm. By persuading a victim to visit a Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to decrypt HTTPS sessions and obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/70069 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.0
IBM Cognos Controller 10.3.1
IBM Cognos Controller 10.3.0
IBM Cognos Controller 10.2.1
IBM Cognos Controller 10.2.0

Remediation/Fixes

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

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

13 June 2019: Original version published

*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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Internal Use Only

Advisory ID

Product Record ID

7496

89099

11037

119048

12959

119909

13110

120359

15192

130805

15194

130806

15196

130809

15198

130811

15199

130812

16450

137337

Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
13 June 2019

UID

ibm10886913