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Security Bulletin: IBM Aspera on Cloud was vulnerable to a cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2021-38870)

Security Bulletin


IBM Aspera on Cloud was fixed to address the below cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-38870
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Aspera is vulnerable to stored cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base score: 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)
Aspera on Cloud


Affected Product(s)
Aspera on Cloud

* There is no action required by the customer as the fixed was deployed to the SaaS environment.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Dylan Lawhon.

Change History

31 Aug 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
28 September 2021