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Security Bulletin: IBM DataPower Gateway permits reflected JSON injection (CVE-2021-38910)

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Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-38910
DESCRIPTION:   IBM DataPower Gateway could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper validation of input. By sending a specially crafted JSON message, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to modify structure and fields.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM DataPower Gateway V10CD10.0.2.0,
IBM DataPower Gateway
IBM DataPower Gateway 2108.4.12018.4.1.0-2108.4.1.18


Affected Product(s)Fixed in VersionAPAR
IBM DataPower Gateway V10CD10.0.4.0IT39021
IBM DataPower Gateway
IBM DataPower Gateway 2108.4.12018.4.1.19IT39021

Workarounds and Mitigations


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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Marek Jílek

Change History

09 Mar 2022: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
09 March 2022