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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM Cognos Vendors:   IBM
IBM Cognos Input Validation Flaw in Executive Viewer Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026491
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026491
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0696   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 13 2012
Original Entry Date:  Jan 10 2012
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM Cognos Executive Viewer. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The Executive Viewer does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the IBM Cognos software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

The '/aspnet_client' and '/evserver/createcontrol.js' pages are affected.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the IBM Cognos software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (APAR PM26682; IBM Cognos Executive Viewer 9.5 Fix Pack 1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1PM26682

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27014444 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:   Windows (2003)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 10 Jan 2012 04:44:05 +0000
Subject:  IBM Cognos TM1


http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1PM26682

PM26682: CLIENT: A security scan reveals cross site script vulnerability in Executive Viewer
 
 


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