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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Mobile server does not
terminate session at logoff (CVE-2014-4810)
29 October 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Cognos Mobile server
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-4810
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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Mobile server does not terminate session at
More support for:
10.1.1, 10.2, 10.2.1
AIX, Apple iOS, BlackBerry OS, Google Android, HP Itanium, HP-UX, Linux,
Solaris, Symbian OS, Windows
The IBM Cognos Mobile server does not terminate the session to the IBM Cognos
Business Intelligence server when the user logs off (terminates the session)
from the mobile device.
When a user logs out of the application, the corresponding session is not
destroyed on the server.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/95386 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
Cognos Mobile Server 10.2.1 FP4 (10.2.1.4)
Cognos Mobile Server 10.2 FP2 (10.2.0.2)
Cognos Mobile Server 10.1.1 FP3 (10.1.1.3)
The recommended solution is to apply the fix in one of the Cognos Mobile
Server 10.x interim fixes listed as soon as practical:
Cognos Mobile security update for 10.2.1.4, 10.2.0.2, 10.1.1.3
Workarounds and Mitigations
Setting an aggressive session timeout value on the server would help mitigate
the effects of this issue.
Complete CVSS Guide
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IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
28 October 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.
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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