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Security Bulletin: Open Source Apache Tomcat vulnerabilities affect IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (CVE-2021-24122)

Security Bulletin


Multiple vulnerabilities in Open Source Apache Tomcat reported by The Apache Software Foundation affect IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-24122
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Tomcat could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a flaw when serving resources from a network location using the NTFS file system. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to view the source code for JSPs in some configurations, and use this information to launch further attacks against the affected system.
CVSS Base score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager7.3.0.0


Below eFix is prepared on top of ( - not affected)
FixVRMFAPARHow to acquire fix
efix_tomcat70107_201411291020.zip7.3.0.0NoneDownload eFix

Please get familiar with eFix readme in etc/<efix_name>_readme.txt
Note that the eFix requires manual deletion of the external/apache-tomcat directory.

Workarounds and Mitigations

The above eFix is applicable only to and can be downloaded and applied directly. 

Note: TADDM - are not affected as they use WebSphere Liberty Profile.

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Change History

26 Feb 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
02 March 2021