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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Controller has addressed multiple vulnerabilities

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## Summary This Security Bulletin addresses multiple vulnerabilities that have been remediated in IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.0 IF11, 10.4.1 IF12 and 10.4.2 IF17. There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ used by IBM Cognos Controller. The applicable CVEs have been addressed by upgrading to IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Version 8 Service Refresh 6 Fix Pack 15. If you run your own Java code using IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ delivered with this product, you should evaluate your code to determine whether additional Java vulnerabilities are applicable to your code. For a complete list of vulnerabilities, refer to the "IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin", located in the References section for more information. There are vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty used by IBM Cognos Controller. The applicable CVEs have been addressed by upgrading to IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.7. XML External Entity (XXE), Authentication Bypass, External (XXE) and Modification of Assumed-Immutable Data (MAID) vulnerabilities have also been addressed in applicable versions. Please note that IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.2 IF17 also addresses Apache Log4j vulnerabilities CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046, CVE-2021-45105 and CVE-2021-44832. (See References). ## Vulnerability Details ** CVEID: **[CVE-2020-4876](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2020-4876>) ** DESCRIPTION: **IBM Cognos Controller is vulnerable to an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose sensitive information or consume memory resources. CVSS Base score: 7.1 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190839](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190839>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:L) ** CVEID: **[CVE-2020-14577](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2020-14577>) ** DESCRIPTION: **An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the JSSE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors. CVSS Base score: 3.7 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185055](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185055>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N) ** CVEID: **[CVE-2020-14578](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2020-14578>) ** DESCRIPTION: **An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Libraries component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors. CVSS Base score: 3.7 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185056](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185056>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L) ** CVEID: **[CVE-2020-14579](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2020-14579>) ** DESCRIPTION: **An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Libraries component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors. CVSS Base score: 3.7 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185057](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185057>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L) ** CVEID: **[CVE-2020-4329](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2020-4329>) ** DESCRIPTION: **IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0 and Liberty 17.0.0.3 through 20.0.0.4 could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by improper parameter checking. This could be exploited to conduct spoofing attacks. IBM X-Force ID: 177841. CVSS Base score: 4.3 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/177841](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/177841>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N) ** CVEID: **[CVE-2020-4879](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2020-4879>) ** DESCRIPTION: **IBM Cognos Controller could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by improper validation of authentication cookies. CVSS Base score: 7.3 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190847](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190847>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L) ** CVEID: **[CVE-2020-4877](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2020-4877>) ** DESCRIPTION: **IBM Cognos Controller could be vulnerable to unauthorized modifications by using public fields in public classes. CVSS Base score: 7.3 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190843](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190843>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L) ** CVEID: **[CVE-2019-2962](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2019-2962>) ** DESCRIPTION: **An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the 2D component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors. CVSS Base score: 3.7 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/169268](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/169268>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L) ** CVEID: **[CVE-2019-2983](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2019-2983>) ** DESCRIPTION: **An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Serialization component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors. CVSS Base score: 3.7 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/169289](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/169289>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L) ** CVEID: **[CVE-2019-2989](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2019-2989>) ** DESCRIPTION: **An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and no availability impact. CVSS Base score: 6.8 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/169295](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/169295>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N) ** CVEID: **[CVE-2019-2992](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2019-2992>) ** DESCRIPTION: **An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the 2D component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors. CVSS Base score: 3.7 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/169298](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/169298>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L) ** CVEID: **[CVE-2019-12406](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2019-12406>) ** DESCRIPTION: **Apache CXF is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the failure to restrict the number of message attachments present in a given message. By sending a specially-crafted message containing an overly large number of message attachments, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition. CVSS Base score: 5.3 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/170974](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/170974>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L) ** CVEID: **[CVE-2020-4875](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2020-4875>) ** DESCRIPTION: **IBM Cognos Controller is vulnerable to an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose sensitive information or consume memory resources. CVSS Base score: 7.1 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190838](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190838>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:L) ** CVEID: **[CVE-2019-4732](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2019-4732>) ** DESCRIPTION: **IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition Version 7.0.0.0 through 7.0.10.55, 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.4.55, and 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.6.0 could allow a local authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by DLL search order hijacking vulnerability in Microsoft Windows client. By placing a specially-crafted file in a compromised folder, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system. IBM X-Force ID: 172618. CVSS Base score: 7.2 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/172618](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/172618>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H) ## Affected Products and Versions IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.2 IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.1 IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.0 ## Remediation/Fixes The recommended solution is to apply the fix for versions listed as soon as practical: [IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.0 IF11, 10.4.1 IF12, 10.4.2 IF17](<https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6541944> "IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.0 IF11, 10.4.1 IF12, 10.4.2 IF17" ) **Affected Version**| **Fix Version** ---|--- IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.2| IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.2 IF17 IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.1| IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.1 IF12 IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.0| [I](<https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6541944> "Download IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.0 IF11" )BM Cognos Controller 10.4.0 IF11 ## Workarounds and Mitigations None ##


Affected Software


CPE Name Name Version
cognos controller 10.4.2
cognos controller 10.4.1
cognos controller 10.4.0

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