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Security Bulletin: IBM Resilient SOAR is vulnerable to command injection (CVE-2021-20527)

Security Bulletin


It was possible for a privileged user to inject malicious commands that could be executed as another user. This issue has been addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-20527
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Resilient SOAR could allow a privileged user to create create malicious scripts that could be executed as another user.
CVSS Base score: 6
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

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


Updated versions of the IBM Security SOAR Platform prevent this issue and are available for download on the following Release Download Locations page:

  • Version 38.2.41
  • Version 39.0.6536
  • Version 39.1.46
  • Version 39.2.21
  • Version 40.0.6556
  • Version 40.1.51

Earlier versions are not affected.

Users should upgrade as soon as convenient. The upgrade instructions are available on the following pages on IBM Documentation:

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

14 Apr 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2021