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Security Bulletin: IBM DataPower Monitor is potentially vulnerable to an authentication bypass (CVE-2020-8172)

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IBM has addressed the relevant CVE (CVE-2020-8172)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-8172
DESCRIPTION:   Node.js could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions. The 'session' event could be emitted before the 'secureConnect' event and possibly allow for the reuse of the TLS session. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass host certificate verification and gain access to 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:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM DataPower Gateway10.0.0.0
IBM DataPower Gateway2018.4.1.0-2018.4.1.13


Affected Product(s)Fixed in Version APAR
IBM DataPower Gateway10.0.0.1IT35096
IBM DataPower Gateway2018.4.1.14IT35096

Workarounds and Mitigations

The only component potentially affected by this CVE is the DataPower Monitor Pod, which is only present in the Container version of IBM DataPower Gateway.  Other editions are not affected.

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Change History

07 Jan 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
07 January 2021