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Security Bulletin: IBM Security SOAR is using a component with known vulnerabilities - Handlebars.js ( CVE-2019-19919, CVE-2021-32820)

Security Bulletin


The product includes an older version of Handlebars.js that may be identified and exploited with automated tools.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-19919
DESCRIPTION:   Node.js handlebars could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a prototype pollution flaw. By sending a specially crafted payload, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
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:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-32820
DESCRIPTION:   express-handlebars could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by improper access control. By sending a specially-crafted HTTP request using the layout parameter, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain arbitrary files from the downstream applications., and use this information to launch further attacks against the affected system.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
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:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

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


Users must upgrade to v41.0 or higher of IBM Resilient in order to obtain a fix for this vulnerability. You can upgrade the platform and apply the security updates by following the instructions in the "Upgrade Procedure" section in the IBM Documentation

Workarounds and Mitigations


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John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Nathan Roane, Vince Dragnea, Troy Fisher, Gabor Minyo and Elaheh Samani from IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team.

Change History

13 Jul 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
16 July 2021