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IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence Two Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2010-04-20    Last Update:  2011-01-19    Views:  3,279

Secunia Advisory SA39451

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Unknown, Cross Site Scripting

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Two vulnerabilities have been reported in IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence, where one has an unknown impact and the other can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

1) An unspecified error exists. No further information is currently available.

2) Input passed to the "pathinfo" parameter in cognos.cgi is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 8.4.1 FP1.


Solution:
Update to version 8.4.1 FP1 or later.

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) Reported by the vendor.
2) Ferenc Spala and Tamas Czigany.

Original Advisory:
IBM:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1PM04649

Ferenc Spala:
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2011-01/0071.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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