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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability was identified and remediated in the IBM MaaS360 Cloud Extender (CVE-2020-9488)

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability was identified and remediated in the IBM MaaS360 Cloud Extender.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-9488
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Log4j is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack, caused by improper certificate validation with host mismatch in the SMTP appender. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch a man-in-the-middle attack and gain access to the communication channel between endpoints to obtain sensitive information or further compromise the system.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM MaaS360 Cloud Extender2.101.x and prior


Update the IBM MaaS360 Cloud Extender to version or greater.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

05 Oct 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
13 January 2021