IBM Cognos Analytics 11 URL Request path traversal

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Cognos Analytics 11 (Business Process Management Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects some unknown functionality of the component URL Handler. The manipulation as part of a Request leads to a directory traversal vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-22. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

IBM Cognos Analytics 11 could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to write or view arbitrary files on the system. IBM X-Force ID: 158919.

The bug was discovered 04/10/2019. The weakness was published 04/15/2019 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2019-4178 since 01/03/2019. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/29/2020). 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 5 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

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

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.2

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Class: Directory traversal
CWE: CWE-22
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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01/03/2019 🔍
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Vendor: https://www.ibm.com/

Advisory: exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com
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CVE: CVE-2019-4178 (🔍)

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Created: 04/16/2019 10:38 AM
Updated: 05/29/2020 06:34 PM
Changes: (1) vulnerability_discoverydate
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