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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in Node.js affect IBM App Connect Enterprise (CVE-2020-15168)

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IBM App Connect Enterprise ship with Node.js for which vulnerabilities were reported and have been addressed. Vulnerability details are listed below.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-15168
DESCRIPTION:   Node.js node-fetch module is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the failure to honor the size option after following a redirect. By using a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to consume excessive resource on the system.
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

IBM App connect Enterprise V11 , V11.0.0.0 - V11.0.0.10


Remediation / Fix
IBM App Connect EnterpriseV11.0.0.0-V11.0.0.10IT35155
The APAR is available in fix pack

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

05 Jan 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
05 January 2021