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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 2017Q1 Security Updater : IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

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## Summary This bulletin addresses several security vulnerabilities. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has addressed a vulnerability where sensitive information can be revealed in its logs files. There is a vulnerabilitiy in IBM® WebSphere Application Server Liberty. Liberty is used by IBM Cognos Business Intelligence version 10.2.2. This issue was disclosed as part of the IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty updates. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has addressed several Apache Tomcat vulnerabilities. ## Vulnerability Details **CVEID:** [_CVE-2016-9985_](<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-9985>)** DESCRIPTION:** IBM Cognos Server stores highly sensitive information in log files that could be read by a local user. CVSS Base Score: 6.2 CVSS Temporal Score: See [_https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120391_](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120391>) for the current score CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N) ** ** **CVEID:** [_CVE-2016-5983_](<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-5983>)** DESCRIPTION:** IBM WebSphere Application Server could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary Java code with a serialized object from untrusted sources. CVSS Base Score: 7.5 CVSS Temporal Score: See [_https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116468_](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116468>) for the current score CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H) **CVEID:** [_CVE-2016-0762_](<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=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_](<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_](<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=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_](<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_](<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=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_](<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_](<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=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_](<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_](<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=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_](<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_](<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=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_](<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-2016-8735_](<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=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_](<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) **CVEID:** [_CVE-2016-5388_](<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-5388>)** DESCRIPTION:** Apache Tomcat could allow a remote attacker to redirect HTTP traffic of CGI application, caused by the failure to protect applications from the presence of untrusted client data in the HTTP_PROXY environment variable. By using a specially-crafted Proxy header in a HTTP request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to redirect outbound HTTP traffic to arbitrary proxy server. This is also known as the "HTTPOXY" vulnerability. CVSS Base Score: 8.1 CVSS Temporal Score: See [_https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/115091_](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/115091>) 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:H/A:H) ## Affected Products and Versions IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.2 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1.1 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.1.1 ## Remediation/Fixes The recommended solution is to apply the fix for versions listed as soon as practical. 10.1.1: [](<http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24042359>)[_http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043287_](<http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043287>) 10.2.0: [_http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043288_](<http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043288>) 10.2.1: [_http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043288_](<http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043288>) 10.2.1.1: [_http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043288_](<http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043288>) 10.2.2: [_http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043288_](<http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043288>) ## Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins Subscribe to [My Notifications](< http://www-01.ibm.com/software/support/einfo.html>) to be notified of important product support alerts like this. ### References [Complete CVSS v2 Guide](<http://www.first.org/cvss/v2/guide> "Link resides outside of ibm.com" ) [On-line Calculator v2](<http://nvd.nist.gov/CVSS-v2-Calculator> "Link resides outside of ibm.com" ) [Complete CVSS v3 Guide](<http://www.first.org/cvss/user-guide> "Link resides outside of ibm.com" ) [On-line Calculator v3](<http://www.first.org/cvss/calculator/3.0> "Link resides outside of ibm.com" ) Off ## Related Information [IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal](<http://www.ibm.com/security/secure-engineering/bulletins.html>) [IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog](<http://www.ibm.com/blogs/psirt>) ## Change History 3 March 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. ## 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. In addition to other efforts to address potential vulnerabilities, IBM periodically updates the record of components contained in our product offerings. As part of that effort, if IBM identifies previously unidentified packages in a product/service inventory, we address relevant vulnerabilities regardless of CVE date. Inclusion of an older CVEID does not demonstrate that the referenced product has been used by IBM since that date, nor that IBM was aware of a vulnerability as of that date. We are making clients aware of relevant vulnerabilities as we become aware of them. "Affected Products and Versions" referenced in IBM Security Bulletins are intended to be only products and versions that are supported by IBM and have not passed their end-of-support or warranty date. Thus, failure to reference unsupported or extended-support products and versions in this Security Bulletin does not constitute a determination by IBM that they are unaffected by the vulnerability. Reference to one or more unsupported versions in this Security Bulletin shall not create an obligation for IBM to provide fixes for any unsupported or extended-support products or versions. 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Affected Software


CPE Name Name Version
Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1.1
Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2
Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1
Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1.1
Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2

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