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Security Bulletin: Security exposure in IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management (CVE-2014-0107)

Security Bulletin


There is a security vulnerability whereby a remote attacker could bypass security restrictions in Apache Xalan-Java within IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management 8.x and 7.x.

Vulnerability Details

CVE IDs: CVE-2014-0107

DESCRIPTION: Apache Xalan-Java could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper handling of output properties. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the secure processing feature to load arbitrary restricted classes.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management 8.x and 7.x


The recommended solution is to download and install the following applicable fix packs available via fix central.


These fix packs are available via Fix Central.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None known. Apply fix pack.

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Change History

June 16, 2014 Original Copy Published

*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:
15 June 2018