IBM Support

Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been addressed in IBM Cognos Analytics (CVE-2019-4139)

Security Bulletin


This bulletin addresses a security vulnerability that has been fixed in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.2 and IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.13 FP1.

A Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability could allow attackers to inject code into a GET statement when importing visualizations. This has been addressed in the latest available updates.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4139
DESCRIPTION: IBM Cognos Analytics is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.1

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.0

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0



The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix IBM Cognos Analytics as soon as practical.


Workarounds and Mitigations


Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins



Change History

23 May 2019: Original Version 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.


According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES ""AS IS"" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Internal Use Only

Advisory :15425
PRID: 132527

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSTSF6","label":"IBM Cognos Analytics"},"Component":"Not Applicable","Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"11.1.1;11.1.0;11.0","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB10","label":"Data and AI"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
23 May 2019