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Security Bulletin: IBM OpenPages with Watson has addressed a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2021-29907)

Security Bulletin


An issue was found within the IBM OpenPages with Watson that could allow an authenticated user to upload a file that could execute arbitrary code.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29907
DESCRIPTION:   IBM OpenPages with Watson could allow an authenticated user to upload a file that could execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM OpenPages with Watson versions v8.1 through v8.2


A fix has been created for each affected version of the named product. Download and install the fix as soon as possible. Fixes and installation instructions are provided at the URLs listed below:

FixDownload URL
For IBM OpenPages with Watson 8.2
- Apply 8.2 Fix Pack 2 ( or later
For IBM OpenPages with Watson 8.1
- Apply Interim Fix 1 ( or later

Workarounds and Mitigations


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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Adam Murray

Change History

24 Aug 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
30 August 2021