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Security Bulletin: Dojo vulnerability in WebSphere Liberty affects SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services (CVE-2021-23450)

Security Bulletin


There is a Dojo vulnerability in WebSphere Liberty used by SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services. This issue has been addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-23450
DESCRIPTION:   Dojo could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a prototype pollution in the setObject function. By sending a specially-crafted request, 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

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services8.2
SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services8.2.1
SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services8.2.2


IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by installing the fix listed.


VRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services8.2.0.0PH457618.2.0.0
SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services8.2.1.0PH457618.2.1.0
SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services8.2.2.0PH457618.2.2.0

Fixes for Components:

SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services Repository Server deployed to WebSphere Liberty profile (8.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.2)

Important Notes:

For the Repository Server deployed to WebSphere Application Server traditional, please refer to WebSphere document WebSphere Application Server Security Bulletin - CVE-2021-23450 and upgrade WebSphere traditional from IBM Installation Manager.

You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues in your environment.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

26 Apr 2022: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
25 April 2022