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Security Bulletin: IBM DataPower Gateway is affected by a CSRF vulnerability (CVE-2018-1661)

Security Bulletin


IBM DataPower Gateway has addressed the following vulnerability:

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1661
DESCRIPTION: IBM DataPower Gateways is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery which could allow an attacker to execute malicious and unauthorized actions transmitted from a user that the website trusts.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions


Affected IBM DataPower Gateway Affected Versions
IBM DataPower Gateway
IBM DataPower Gateway
IBM DataPower Gateway
IBM DataPower Gateway



Product VRMF APAR Remediation / First Fix
IBM DataPower Gateway  IT26364  Install the fix pack.
IBM DataPower Gateway IT26364 Install the fix pack.
IBM DataPower Gateway IT26364 Install the fix pack.
IBM DataPower Gateway IT26364 Install the fix pack.

For DataPower customers using versions 7.2.0 and earlier versions, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Srinivasarao Kotipalli & Jeremy Soh

Change History

7 December 2018: Original version published

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.


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Document Information

Modified date:
12 December 2018