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Security Bulletin: Apache Commons Configuration Vulnerability affects IBM SPSS Modeler [CVE-2022-33980]

Security Bulletin


There is a vulnerability in the version of Apache Commons Configuration that was included in IBM SPSS Modeler. This vulnerability has been addressed. [CVE-2022-33980]

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-33980
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Commons Configuration could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a flaw when using the interpolation defaults. By using a specially-crafted configuratrion, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or perform unintentional contact with remote servers .
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)
IBM SPSS Modeler18.4


IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by applying the following fixes.

Product VRMF      Fixes    
 IBM SPSS Modeler

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

05 Aug 2022: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
14 August 2022