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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
IBM Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Tomcat affects IBM
Cognos Metrics Manager (CVE-2014-0227)
6 July 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-0227
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Tomcat affects IBM Cognos Metrics
More support for:
Cognos Business Intelligence
10.2, 10.2.1, 10.2.2
AIX, HP Itanium, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
A vulnerability in Tomcat 6 was reported Feb 9, 2015. IBM Cognos Metrics
Manager includes the vulnerable version of Tomcat. IBM Cognos Metrics
Manager has addressed the vulnerability.
DESCRIPTION: Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to HTTP request smuggling. A remote
attacker could send a specially crafted request in a malformed chunked
header to the Web server to cause multiple processing conflicts on the
servers. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to poison the web
cache, bypass web application firewall protection, and conduct XSS attacks.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/100751 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Cognos Metrics Manager 10.2.2
IBM Cognos Metrics Manager 10.2.1
IBM Cognos Metrics Manager 10.2
The recommended solution is to apply the fix as soon as practical. As the
fix is in a shared component across the Business Intelligence portfolio,
applying the BI Interim Fix will resolve the issue. Note that the
prerequisites named in the links are also satisfied by an IBM Cognos
Metrics Manager install of the same version.
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.x Interim Fixes
For IBM Cognos Metrics Manager versions before 10.1, IBM recommends
upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.
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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Sever 2015Q2 Security
03 July 2015: 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
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and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT
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FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING
THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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