IBM Cognos Business Intelligence cross-site scripting

cognos-bi-cve20130586-xss (83380) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is vulnerable to reflected 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.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Cross-Site Scripting

Remedy:

Refer to IBM Security Bulletin 1645566 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin 1645566: Multiple security exposures in IBM Cognos BI Server (CVE-2013-2988, CVE-2013-2978, CVE-2013-1557, CVE-2013-0586, CVE-2013-1478).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1655854: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in IBM Sterling Control Center.
  • BID-61998: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence CVE-2013-0586 Unspecified Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-0586: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the server in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) 8.4.1, 10.1, 10.1.1, 10.2, and 10.2.1 allows remote authenticated users 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 10.2.1
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 8.4.1
  • IBM Sterling Control Center 5.4
  • IBM Sterling Control Center 5.4.0.1
  • IBM Sterling Control Center 5.4.0.1 iFix_1
  • IBM Sterling Control Center 5.4.1

Reported:

Aug 21, 2013

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