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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Liberty affects IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights (CVE-2019-4720)

Security Bulletin


There is a vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Liberty that is used by IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights 1.3.6 and earlier versions. IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-4720
DESCRIPTION:   IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, and 9.0 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by sending a specially-crafted request. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the server to consume all available memory. IBM X-Force ID: 172125.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Operations Analytics Predictive InsightsAll


Apply 1.3.6 Interim Fix 2 or later

Note that for versions earlier than 1.3.6, ONLY the UI component should be updated using this interim fix. Nothing else in the interim fix is relevant to this bulletin.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

16 Mar 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
16 March 2020