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Security Bulletin: Multiple Vulnerabilities in libxml2 affects IBM Cognos Analytics

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Summary

This bulletin addresses several security vulnerabilities that are fixed in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.10.0.

IBM Cognos Analytics uses the libxml2 library . Mulitple libxml2 vulnerabilities have been addressed.

A vulnerablity was addressed whereby detailed technical error messages can allow an adversary to gain information about the application and database that could be used to conduct further attacks.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-4658
DESCRIPTION:
The libxml2 library, as used in multiple products, could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a memory corruption error. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted XML document to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/117175 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:
CVE-2017-9050
DESCRIPTION:
libxml2 is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by a buffer over-read flaw in the xmlDictAddString function in dict.c. By sending a specially-crafted request, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/126277 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2017-9049
DESCRIPTION:
libxml2 is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by a buffer over-read flaw in the xmlDictComputeFastKey function in dict.c. By sending a specially-crafted request, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/126276 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2017-9048
DESCRIPTION:
libxml2 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking of the strlen(buf) size in the xmlSnprintfElementContent function in valid.c. By sending a specially-crafted request, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/126275 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2017-9047
DESCRIPTION:
libxml2 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the xmlSnprintfElementContent function in valid.c. By sending a specially-crafted request, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and cause application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/126274 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2017-8872
DESCRIPTION:
libxml2 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by a a buffer-over-read flaw in the htmlParseTryOrFinish function in HTMLparser.c. By sending a specially-crafted request, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and cause a denial of service condition or obtain sensitive information on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/125890 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)



CVEID: CVE-2017-7376
DESCRIPTION:
libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the incorrect limit used when calculating the port value in xmlParse3986Port function. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/128276 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2017-7375
DESCRIPTION:
libxml2 could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by missing validation for external entities in xmlParsePEReference. By sending specially-crafted XML data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/128275 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2017-5969
DESCRIPTION:
libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference in the xmlSaveDoc functionality when used in recover mode. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted XML document, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/128274 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)



CVEID: CVE-2017-16932
DESCRIPTION:
Xmlsoft libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an infinite recursion issue in parameter entities. By sending a specially-crafted request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to exhaust available memory on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/135489 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2017-16931
DESCRIPTION:
Xmlsoft libxml2 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper handling of parameter-entity references in xmlParserHandlePEReference function. By using a percent character in a DTD name, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/135488 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)



CVEID: CVE-2016-9711
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Predictive Solutions Foundation (formerly PMQ) reveals sensitive information in detailed error messages that could aid an attacker in further attacks against the system.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119619 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
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

IBM Cognos Analytics Versions 11.0.0.0 to 11.0.9.0

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.10.0 as soon as practical.

Downloading IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.10.0

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Change History

16 March 2018: Original version published

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018

UID

swg22014337