IBM Cognos Business Intelligence cross-site scripting

cognos-querystudio-xss (76098) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.


Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Cross-Site Scripting


Refer to IBM Security Bulletin 1626697 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • IBM Security Bulletin 1626697: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Cognos BI 8.4.1,10.1, 10.1.1 and 10.2 (CVE-2011-3026, CVE-2011-4858, CVE-2012-0498, CVE-2012-2177, CVE-2012-2193, CVE-2012-4835, CVE-2012-4836, CVE-2012-4837, CVE-2012-4840, CVE-2012-4858, CVE-2012-5081).
  • CVE-2012-2193: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Query Studio in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) 8.4.1 before IF1, 10.1 before IF2, 10.1.1 before IF2, and 10.2 before IF1 allows user-assisted remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors.

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1.1
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 8.4.1


Feb 27, 2013

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