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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in Red Hat Enterprise Linux may affect IBM Robotic Process Automation for Cloud Pak and result in elevated privileges (CVE-2023-3899).

Security Bulletin


Red Hat Enterprise Linux is used by IBM Robotic Process Automation for Cloud Pak as part of it's base container images. (CVE-2023-3899).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2023-3899
DESCRIPTION:   Red Hat Enterprise Linux could allow a local authenticated attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by improper authorization by the subscription-manager. By sending a specially crafted request through D-Bus interface com.redhat.RHSM1, an authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges to an unconfined root.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Robotic Process Automation for Cloud Pak21.0.0 -, 23.0.0 - 23.0.10



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

IBM Robotic Process Automation for Cloud Pak

23.0.0 - 23.0.10Update to 23.0.11 or higher using the following instructions.




Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

21 Sep 2023: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
06 November 2023