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                               ESB-2014.0451
Security Bulletin: Security exposure in IBM Cognos Planning (CVE-2014-0423)
                               7 April 2014

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Cognos Planning
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service        -- Existing Account
                   Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-0423  

Reference:         ASB-2014.0005

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21668723

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Security Bulletin: Security exposure in IBM Cognos Planning (CVE-2014-0423)

Document information

More support for:
Cognos Planning

Software version:
10.1.1

Operating system(s):
Windows

Reference #:
1668723

Modified date:
2014-04-01

Security Bulletin

Summary

IBM Cognos Planning is affected by the following security exposure in IBM's 
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) related to the Beans component.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0423

DESCRIPTION: The DocumentHandler used by the java.beans.XMLDecoder 
implementation allows the use of external entities by default. This 
facilitates a variety of attacks via malicious XML data. 

CVSS: 
CVSS Base Score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/90340 for the 
current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV/N:AC/L:Au/S:C/P:I/N:A/P) 

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Planning 10.1.1

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the Cognos Planning 10.1.1 FP3 fix pack 
as soon as it is practical.

References

Complete CVSS Guide 
On-line Calculator V2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal 
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*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.

Disclaimer

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.

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