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Security Bulletin: TADDM – Security improvement: BIRT-Report Viewer application vulnerable to directory traversal attack.

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Summary

TADDM security improvement deployed started from TADDM 7.2.1.5 and in TADDM 7.2.2 avoids vulnerability in embedded TADDM BIRT-Report Viewer application.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-2013-3004
Description
Embedded in TADDM BIRT-Report Viewer application component was found to be vulnerable to a directory traversal attack that allows for arbitrary files to be read from the underlying server.

CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/84145
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

TADDM 7.1.2, 7.2.0.0 through 7.2.1.4 (later TADDM releases contain parameter that allow to disable BIRT-Report)

Remediation/Fixes

Upgrade to TADDM 7.2.1.5 or 7.2.2.0.
Starting with TADDM version 7.2.1.5 and 7.2.2.0 we have added a $COLLATION_HOME/dist/collation.properties value to disable BIRT reports:
com.ibm.taddm.birtviewer.enabled=false (default is true)
This parameter change requires a restart of TADDM server.
If you are unable to upgrade apply workaround, or please contact IBM Support.

Workarounds and Mitigations

1. Stop TADDM server
2. Remove (or backup):
$COLLATION_HOME/dist/deploy-tomcat/birt-viewer ,
and $COLLATION_HOME/external/apache-tomcat-x.x.xx/work/Catalina/localhost directory,
3. Start TADDM server
4. Data Management Portal user will not able to run the BIRT reports.

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References

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Acknowledgement

None

Change History

7 May 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:
17 June 2018

UID

swg21672395