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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos TM1 is affected by multiple vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-15494, CVE-2019-4245)

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Dojo Toolkit, used by IBM Cognos TM1, is vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS) . This issue has been addressed.

A vulnerability exists where TM1 Server could allow a local user with specialized access to exploit an unquoted Windows search path vulnerability which could allow local users to gain privileges via a malicious "program.exe" file. This vulnerability has been addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-15494
DESCRIPTION: Dojo Toolkit is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the DataGrid component. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See 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-2019-4245
DESCRIPTION: Multiple vendor applications designed for Microsoft Windows platforms make insecure calls to the CreateProcess() and CreateProcessAsUser() functions using unquoted Windows search paths, which could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by placing malicious files on the victim's system that have the same name as legitimate files, which would be called by one of the affected applications allowing the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See 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)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.2


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

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

28 06 2019: Original version published

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Advisory ID Product Record ID
13926 127608
15587 138113

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Document Information

Modified date:
28 June 2019