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Security Bulletin: IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Publishing is vulnerable to External Service Interaction (CVE-2021-39016)

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In IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Publishing, it is possible to induce the application to perform server-side HTTP and HTTPS requests to arbitrary domains. CVE-2021-39016.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-39016
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Publishing does not sufficiently monitor or control transmitted network traffic volume, so that an actor can cause the software to transmit more traffic than should be allowed for that actor.
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)Version(s)


For IBM Publishing 7.0, upgrade to ifix016 or later, which can be downloaded from:
IBM Publishing 7.0 iFix016

For IBM Publishing 7.0.1, upgrade to ifix017 or later, which can be downloaded from:
IBM Publishing 7.0.1 iFix017

For IBM Publishing 7.0.2, upgrade to ifix013 or later, which can be downloaded from:
IBM Publishing 7.0.2 iFix013

For RPE 6.0.6 and, upgrade to latest 7.0.2 iFix13 or later, which can be downloaded from IBM Publishing 7.0.2 iFix013

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

08 Jul 2022: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
13 July 2022