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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Analytics has addressed multiple security vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-48285, CVE-2023-35009, CVE-2023-35011)

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Security vulnerabilities have been addressed in IBM Cognos Analytics. IBM Cognos Analytics is vulnerable to an Arbitrary File Write via Archive Extraction (Zip Slip) in JSZip (CVE-2022-48285). This has been addressed by upgrading JZIP to a non-vulnerable version. A Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerability has been addressed (CVE-2023-35011). Additionally, a vulnerability that exposes a detailed error message which could be used to gain information for further attacks has been addressed (CVE-2023-35009).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2023-35011
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytics is vulnerable to server-side request forgery (SSRF). This may allow an authenticated attacker to send unauthorized requests from the system, potentially leading to network enumeration or facilitating other attacks.
CVSS Base score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: 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-2022-48285
DESCRIPTION:   JSZip could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system, caused by the failure to sanitize filenames when files are loaded with `loadAsync`, which makes the library vulnerable to a Zip Slip attack. By extracting files from a specially crafted archive, an attacker could gain access to parts of the file system outside of the target folder, overwrite the executable files and execute arbitrary commands on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2023-35009
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytics could allow a remote attacker to obtain system information without authentication which could be used in reconnaissance to gather information that could be used for future attacks.
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:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Cognos Analytics12.0
IBM Cognos Analytics11.2.x
IBM Cognos Analytics11.1.x



IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerabilities now by upgrading.

IBM Cognos Analytics


Downloading IBM Cognos Analytics 12.0.1

IBM Cognos Analytics


IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2.4 Fix Pack 2

IBM Cognos Analytics


IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 Interim Fix 10


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CVE-2022-48285, CVE-2023-35009, and CVE-2023-35011 were reported to IBM by William Shea of Aon's Cyber Solutions.

Change History

28 September 2023: Added Download link to IBM Cognos Analytics 12.0.1
15 August 2023: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
28 September 2023