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Security Bulletin: DataPower GUI vulnerable to XML External Entity Injection attack (CVE-2018-1421)

Security Bulletin


DataPower GUI is vulnerable to an XML External Entity Injection attack from a low-privileged DataPower account. IBM has addressed the applicable CVE

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1421
IBM DataPower Gateways is vulnerable to a XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose sensitive information or consume memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

DataPower versions,,,,,


Fix is available in versions,,,,, Refer to APAR IT23854 for URLs to download the fix.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Moshe Mizrahi

Change History

March 27 2018: Original version published

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018