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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in the GSKit component of
IBM Cognos Metrics Manager (CVE-2016-0201)
29 January 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Cognos Metrics Manager
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-0201
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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in the GSKit component of IBM Cognos
Metrics Manager (CVE-2016-0201)
More support for:
Cognos Business Intelligence
AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
A vulnerability has been addressed in the GSKit component of IBM Cognos
IBM GSKit could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information,
caused by a MD5 collision. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to
obtain authentication credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See
for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Cognos Metrics Manager 10.2.2
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 10.2.2 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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27 January 2016: 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
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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