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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos TM1 is affected by the following vulnerability: CVE-2014-0863

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A security vulnerability has been discovered in IBM Cognos TM1 resulting in unencrypted passwords found in memory on client.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0863
CVSS Base Score: 4.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

An obfuscated password in the TM1 application can be retrieved. Testers were able to use a security tool to obtain the password for a database user.

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos TM1
IBM Cognos TM1
IBM Cognos TM1
IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.2


The recommended solution is to apply the fix in the versions listed as soon as practical: IF5 IF1 IF1 IF1

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018