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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in Ruby on Rails affects IBM License Metric Tool v9 (CVE-2021-22885).

Security Bulletin


There is a vulnerability in Ruby On Rails that is used by IBM License Metric Tool.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-22885
DESCRIPTION:   Ruby on Rails could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by improper input validation by the Action Pack. By sending a specially-crafted input sing the "redirect_to" or "polymorphic_url" helper, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information or perform unintended method execution
CVSS Base score: 9.1
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:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM License Metric ToolAll


Upgrade to version 9.2.24 or later using the following procedure:

In BigFix console, expand IBM License Reporting (ILMT) node under Sites node in the tree panel.
Click Fixlets and Tasks node. Fixlets and Tasks panel will be displayed on the right.
In the Fixlets and Tasks panel locate Upgrade to the latest version of IBM License Metric Tool 9.x fixlet and run it against the computer that hosts your server.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

22 Jun 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
30 July 2021