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Security Bulletin: Denial of Service in IBM DataPower Gateway (CVE-2020-4580)

Security Bulletin


IBM has addressed the relevant CVE (CVE-2020-4580)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4580
DESCRIPTION:   IBM DataPower Gateway could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service by sending a specially crafted a JSON request with invalid characters.
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 DataPower Gateway 2018.4.1.0-2018.4.1.12


Affected Product(s) Fixed in Version APAR
IBM DataPower Gateway 2018.4.1.13 IT33517

Workarounds and Mitigations


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"Söderberg, William" <>

Change History

18 Sep 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
08 June 2021