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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security exposure in IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation
7 March 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2013-6440
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Security exposure in IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management
More support for:
Cognos Incentive Compensation Management
7.0.4, 7.1.1, 7.2.1, 7.3.0, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4
OpenSAML XML Information Disclosure: - OpenSAML could allow a remote
authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error
when parsing XML entities.
CVE IDs: CVE-2013-6440
OpenSAML is shipped with IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management.
OpenSAML could allow a remote authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive
information, caused by an error when parsing XML entities. By persuading a
victim to open a specially-crafted XML document containing external entity
references, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive
Using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) v2, the security ratings
for these issues are:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/89714 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management 8.x and 7.x
The recommendation is to install the following applicable fix packs.
Please contact Cognos ICM support to obtain the fix pack.
None known. Apply fix pack.
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
March 5, 2014 - Original Copy 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.
Note: 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.
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