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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Analytics has addressed multiple vulnerabilties

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Summary

Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Cognos Analytics have been addressed. A vulnerabiltiy has been addressed in the following 3rd party software component that is consumed by IBM Cognos Analytics: Apache PDFBox. An vulnerability where sensitive information when a detailed technical error message is returned in the browser has also been addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2018-11797
DESCRIPTION:   Apache PDFBox is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a flaw when parsing the page tree. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/150898 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-2019-4729
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cognos Analytixs could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information when a detailed technical error message is returned in the browser. This information could be used in further attacks against the system.
CVSS Base score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/172519 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0

 

Remediation/Fixes

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

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.6.0

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.13 Fix Pack 3

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

24 Apr 2020: 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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Internal Use Only

ADV0013565  / PVR0134463
ADV0020859 / PVR0203242

Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
24 April 2020

UID

ibm16193425