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Security Bulletin: Hazardous Input Validation in IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager (CVE-2021-38972)

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Hazardous Input Validation in IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager (CVE-2021-38972)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-38972
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
CVSS Base score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Affected Version(s)
IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager3.0 -
IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager3.0.1 -
IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager4.0 -
IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager
4.1.0 -
IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager4.1.1


It is fixed in  4.1.1 - Fix Pack 1

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John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Nathan Roane, Vince Dragnea, Troy Fisher, Gabor Minyo, Geoffrey Owden, and Ben Goodspeed from the IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team.

Change History

10 Nov 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
12 November 2021