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Security Bulletin: IBM DataPower Gateway GUI permits use of GET

Security Bulletin


The IBM DataPower GUI uses HTTP POST for operations that require information from the client. However, the GUI also responds to GET operations on the same URLs. While such GET operations are never initiated by the GUI, use of GET in such a manner could reveal sensitive information, so the GUI will no longer accept URL query parameters on GET operations

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-5008
DESCRIPTION:   IBM DataPower Gateway stores sensitive information in GET request parameters. This may lead to information disclosure if unauthorized parties have access to the URLs via server logs, referrer header or browser history.
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 DataPower Gateway10.0.0.0 -
IBM DataPower Gateway2018.4.1.0 - 2018.4.1.14


Affected ReleasesFixed in releaseAPAR
IBM DataPower Gateway -
IBM DataPower Gateway 2018.4.1.0 - 2018.4.1.142018.4.1.15IT35000

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

04 Jun 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
08 June 2021