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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-101

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-101
Posted Jun 28, 2012
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-101 - This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of IBM Cognos. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The flaw exists within the tm1admsd.exe component. This process listens on TCP port 5498 by default. Requests to the service include a request type field, a data length field, and a data field. Multiple request types (opcodes) fail to validate user supplied length and data fields before copying their contents to a fixed length buffer on the stack. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the system.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, tcp
advisories | CVE-2012-0202
MD5 | 2d237d6c4b32a8213e58cad5050f4f61

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-101

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ZDI-12-101 : IBM Cognos tm1admsd.exe Multiple Operations Remote Code
Execution Vulnerabilities
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-101
June 27, 2012

- -- CVE ID:
CVE-2012-0202

- -- CVSS:
10, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

- -- Affected Vendors:
IBM

- -- Affected Products:
IBM Cognos

- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of IBM Cognos. Authentication is not required to
exploit this vulnerability.

The flaw exists within the tm1admsd.exe component. This process listens on
TCP port 5498 by default. Requests to the service include a request type
field, a data length field, and a data field. Multiple request types
(opcodes) fail to validate user supplied length and data fields before
copying their contents to a fixed length buffer on the stack. A remote
attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the
context of the system.

- -- Vendor Response:


- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-11-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-06-27 - Coordinated public release of advisory

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Anonymous


- -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
Established by TippingPoint, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents
a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly
disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.

Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research
through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com

The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is
used. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any
exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor,
TippingPoint provides its customers with zero day protection through
its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the
specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until
an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the
altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, TippingPoint
provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security
vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or
mitigation product.

Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/disclosure_policy/

Follow the ZDI on Twitter:

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