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Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability in Node.js pug/pug-code-gen module affects IBM Cloud Automation Manager

Security Bulletin


A security vulnerability in Node.js pug/pug-code-gen module affects IBM Cloud Automation Manager.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-21353
DESCRIPTION:   Node.js pug and pug-code-gen could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper input validation by the pretty option of the pug compiler. By sending a specially-crafted request using the the query parameters, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the node.js backend.
CVSS Base score: 9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Cloud Automation Manager4.2.0.1

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

11 May 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
19 May 2021