IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1/10.2 XML Data xml external entity reference

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1/10.2 (Business Process Management Software). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the component XML Data Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a xml external entity vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-611. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 06/01/2017. The weakness was shared 06/07/2017 by Jakub Palaczynski (Website). The advisory is shared at ibm.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-0254 since 12/08/2015. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. A single authentication is necessary for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 12/26/2020). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 6 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 371523 (IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server Multiple Vulnerabilities (swg22004036)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 98971) and X-Force (110563). The entries 92811, 92879, 93546 and 95679 are related to this item.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.4

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Class: XML External Entity
CWE: CWE-611
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Vendor: https://www.ibm.com/

Advisory: ibm.com
Researcher: Jakub Palaczynski
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-0254 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 98971 - IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server XML External Entity Denial of Service Vulnerability
X-Force: 110563

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Created: 06/07/2017 11:19 PM
Updated: 12/26/2020 10:54 AM
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