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Security Bulletin: IBM Robotic Process Automation is vulnerable to exposure of sensitive information in application logs (CVE-2023-38732)

Security Bulletin


IBM Robotic Process Automation is vulnerable to exposure of sensitive information in application logs. In specific error conditions, a login id may be logged to the application log un-obfuscated. (CVE-2023-38732)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2023-38732
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Robotic Process Automation server could allow an authenticated user to view sensitive information from application logs.
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:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Robotic Process Automation21.0.0 - 21.0.7
IBM Robotic Process Automation for Cloud Pak21.0.0 - 21.0.7



IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now.
Product(s)Version(s) number and/or range Remediation/Fix/Instructions
IBM Robotic Process Automation21.0.0 - 21.0.7Download or higher and follow these instructions.
IBM Robotic Process Automation for Cloud Pak21.0.0 - 21.0.7Update to or higher using the following instructions


Workarounds and Mitigations

Workarounds/Mitigation guidance:

Remove older application logs that were created in versions 21.0.0 - 21.0.7.

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Mariana Penna (IBM)

Change History

21 Aug 2023: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
21 August 2023