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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Disclosure Management could allow a malicious attacker to execute commands as a lower privileged user that opens a malicious document (CVE-2016-6077)

Security Bulletin


A specific usage scenario of IBM Cognos Disclosure Management could allow an Excel Macro execution on the client machine.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-6077
IBM Cognos Disclosure Management could allow a remote attacker to insert a specially crafted Macro inside an exported CSV file.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Cognos Disclosure Management 10.2.0 - 10.2.6


Cognos Disclosure Management 10.2.5 Interim Fix 7
Cognos Disclosure Management 10.2.6 Interim Fix 5

Users of Cognos Disclosure Management 10.2.4 and previous are advised to contact Customer Support.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Vulnerability reported to IBM by Ary Dobrovolskiy, Penetration Tester & Cyber Security Consultant, Citadel Consulting.

Change History

Original Publish Date: October 20, 2016

*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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Document Information

Modified date:
30 August 2019