IBM Cognos Analytics Multiple Vulnerabilities (6841801)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 169582


The remote web application is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of IBM Cognos Analytics installed on the remote host is 11.1.x prior to 11.1.7 Fix Pack 6 or 11.2.x prior to 11.2.4. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including the following:

- A flaw in the JDBC driver of Apache Calcite Avatica can allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system. (CVE-2022-36364)

- A server-side request forgery (SSRF) in IBM Cognos Analytics caused by constructing URLs from user-controlled data. An unauthenticated remote attacker can exploit this to make arbitrary requests to the internal network or local file system. (CVE-2022-38708)

- Deserialization of untrusted data in Google Gson triggered by an unauthenticated, remote attacker can lead to a denial of service. (CVE-2022-25647)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 FP6, 11.2.4, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 169582

File Name: ibm_cognos_6841801.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 1/5/2023

Updated: 3/22/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-25647


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-38708

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:cognos_analytics

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM Cognos Analytics

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/16/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/16/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-25647, CVE-2022-29469, CVE-2022-36364, CVE-2022-38708, CVE-2022-39160, CVE-2022-42003, CVE-2022-42004, CVE-2022-43883, CVE-2022-43887

IAVB: 2023-B-0001