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Security Bulletin: There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime and Apache Tomcat that affect IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Version 6 used by IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in Jan 2017. Vulernabilities in Apache Tomcat also affect IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-5548
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE and Java SE Embedded related to the Libraries component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a high confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120864 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5552
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE Java SE Embedded and Jrockit related to the Networking component has no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120872 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:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0762
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Tomcat could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to process the user supplied password if the specified user name does not exist by the Realm implementation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct a timing attack and determine valid usernames on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118407 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)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5018
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Tomcat could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a Tomcat utility method to bypass a configured SecurityManager.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118406 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-6794
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Tomcat could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in the system property replacement feature. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the SecurityManager and read system properties.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118405 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:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-6796
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Tomcat could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions. By modifying configuration parameters for the JSP Servlet, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass a configured SecurityManager.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118404 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-6797
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Tomcat could allow a local attacker to gain unauthorized access to the system, caused by an error in the ResourceLinkFactory. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain access to arbitrary global JNDI resources.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118403 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)


CVEID: CVE-2016-6816
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting attacks, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and cause the server to return a split response, once the URL is clicked. This would allow the attacker to perform further attacks, such as Web cache poisoning or cross-site scripting, and possibly obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119158 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-2016-6817
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending a specially crafted HTTP/2 header, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119156 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-2016-8735
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Tomcat could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an error in the JmxRemoteLifecycleListener. By sending specially crafted data to a JMX port, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119157 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)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint 10.1 FP1
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint 10.1.1 FP2

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the fix in one of the 10.1.x versions listed as soon as practical.

Cognos Business Viewpoint 10.1 and Cognos Business Viewpoint 10.1.1 downloads;

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint 10.1.0 FP1 IF1010 Windows

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint 10.1.1 FP2 IF1009 Windows

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

May 8 2017: 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.

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018

UID

swg22003122