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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in Node.js affect IBM App Connect Enterprise v11, v12 (CVE-2020-7608)

Security Bulletin


IBM App Connect Enterprise ships with Node.js for which vulnerabilities were reported and have been addressed. Vulnerability details are listed below.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-7608
DESCRIPTION:   Node.js yargs-parser module could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a prototype pollution flaw. By adding or modifying properties of Object.prototype using a __proto__ 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)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM App Connect Enterprise V11 , V11.0.0.0 - V11.0.0.13

IBM App Connect Enterprise V12 , V12.0.1.0


Remediation / Fix
IBM App Connect Enterprise v12
Interim fix for APAR is available at

IBM App Connect Enterprise v11V11.0.0.0 - V11.0.0.13IT37753
The APAR is available in fix pack

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

26 Aug 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
21 September 2021