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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in Jackson Databind affects IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights (CVE-2020-8840)

Security Bulletin


Jackson Databind is used by IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights. IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights has addressed the applicable CVE. Note that the usage of Jackson Databind within IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights is limited to the REST Mediation utility. If you do not have this utility installed you are not affected by this bulletin, otherwise apply the recommended remediation fixes.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-8840
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified error with the lack of certain xbean-reflect/JNDI blocking in FasterXML jackson-databind has an unknown impact and attack vector.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
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:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights1.3.6

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

17 Jul 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
17 July 2020