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         A security vulnerability has been addressed in IBM Cognos
                         Analytics (CVE-2019-4139)
                                27 May 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Cognos Analytics
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-4139  

Original Bulletin: 

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A security vulnerability has been addressed in IBM Cognos Analytics

Product:             Cognos Analytics
Component:           Not Applicable
Software version:    11.0, 11.1.0, 11.1.1
Operating system(s): Platform Independent
Reference #:         0883872

Security Bulletin


This bulletin addresses a security vulnerability that has been fixed in IBM
Cognos Analytics 11.1.2 and IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.13 FP1.

A Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability could allow attackers to inject code
into a GET statement when importing visualizations. This has been addressed in
the latest available updates.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4139
DESCRIPTION: IBM Cognos Analytics is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This
vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI
thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials
disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
158335 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.1

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.0

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0


The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix IBM Cognos Analytics
as soon as practical.

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.2

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.13 FP1

Workarounds and Mitigations


Change History

23 May 2019: Original Version Published

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