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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Controller 2019Q4 Security Updater: Multiple
Security Vulnerabilties have been identified in IBM Cognos Controller
5 November 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Cognos Controller
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Read-only Data Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-12814 CVE-2019-4412 CVE-2019-4411
Revision History: November 5 2019: New CVEs added
October 28 2019: Initial Release
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Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Controller 2019Q4 Security Updater: A Security
Vulnerabilty has been identified in IBM Cognos Controller
More support for:
10.4.1, 10.4.0, 10.3.1, 10.3.0
04 November 2019
This bulletin addresses a security vulnerability that is fixed in IBM Cognos
Controller 10.4.1 IF1, 10.4.0 IF4, 10.3.1 IF12 and 10.3.0 FP1 IF13
IBM Cognos Controller consumes Faster XML Jackson. A vulnerability exists in
Faster XML Jackson-Databind that could be exploitable by an attacker.
DESCRIPTION: FasterXML jackson-databind could allow a remote attacker to obtain
sensitive information, caused by a polymorphic typing issue. By sending a
specially-crafted JSON message, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to
read arbitrary local files on the server.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
162875 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.1
IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.0
IBM Cognos Controller 10.3.1
IBM Cognos Controller 10.3.0
The recommended solution is to apply the applicable IBM Cognos Controller
Interim Fix as soon as practical.
Cognos Controller 10.3.0 FP1 IF13, 10.3.1 IF12, 10.4.0 IF4, and 10.4.1 IF1
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Update Published: November 4, 2019
Original Version Published: October 25, 2019
*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.
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FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF
ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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