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Security Bulletin: IBM Resilient SOAR could allow a privileged user to inject malicious commands through Python3 scripting (CVE-2020-4636).

Security Bulletin


It was possible for a privileged user to inject malicious commands through Python3 scripting, using the sys module, in a Beta version of Resilient.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4636
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Resilient could allow a privileged user to inject malicious commands through Python3 scripting.
CVSS Base score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
Resilient OnPremIBM Security SOAR


Users must install the v38.2 of IBM Resilient in order to obtain a fix for this vulnerability. This is the first GA version with Python3 scripting.

You can install the platform by following the instructions in the "Installation Overview" section in the IBM Knowledge Center. You can refer to What's New section for more details on the new feature.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Nathan Roane, Kamil Sarbinowski, Vince Dragnea, Troy Fisher and Elaheh Samani from IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team.

Change History

15 Oct 2020: Initial Publication

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.


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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
15 October 2020