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Security Bulletin: IBM API Connect's Developer Portal(V5) is impacted by a critical local file Inclusion vulnerability (CVE-2019-4203)

Security Bulletin


IBM API Connect has addressed the following vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4203
DESCRIPTION: IBM API Connect Developer Portal can be exploited by app developers to download arbitrary files from the host OS and potentially carry out SSRF attacks.
CVSS Base Score: 8.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:L/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM API Connect version V5.0.0.0-


Affected Product Addressed in VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
IBM API Connect 
V5.0.0.0- iFix 


Addressed in IBM API Connect iFix.

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Workarounds and Mitigations


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William Soderberg (F-Secure)

Change History

April 10, 2019: Original bulletin 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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Product Synonym

APIC;API Connect;Developer Portal;

Document Information

Modified date:
10 April 2019