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Security Bulletin: IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Monitoring has applied security fixes for its use of Apache HttpClient

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IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Monitoring has applied security fixes for its use of Apache HttpClient.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-13956
DESCRIPTION:   Apache HttpClient could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper handling of malformed authority component in request URIs. By passing request URIs to the library as object, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to pick the wrong target host for request execution.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Monitoringbefore 2.3 Fix Pack 1


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Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

30 Jul 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
18 August 2021