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Security Bulletin: IBM Watson Assistant for IBM Cloud Pak for Data is vulnerable to Apache Ivy information disclosure vulnerabilitiy [CVE-2023-46751]

Security Bulletin


Apache Ivy information disclosure vulnerabilitiy [CVE-2023-46751], caused by improper handling of XML external entity (XXE) declarations by the XML parser. have been identified that may affect IBM Watson Assistant for IBM Cloud Pak for Data. The vulnerability have been addressed. Refer to details for additional information.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-46751
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Ivy could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by improper handling of XML external entity (XXE) declarations by the XML parser. By using a specially crafted XML content, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to exfiltrate data, access resources only the machine running Ivy has access to or disturb the execution of Ivy.
CVSS Base score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Affected Version(s)
IBM Watson Assistant for IBM Cloud Pak for DataAll versions before v4.7.4


For all affected versions, IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by upgrading to the latest (v4.7.4 or later releases) release of IBM Watson Assistant for IBM Cloud Pak for Data which maintains backward compatibility with the versions listed above.

Product Latest VersionRemediation/Fix/Instructions
 IBM Watson Assistant for IBM Cloud Pak for Data 4.7.4

Follow instructions for Installing Watson Assistant in Link to Release (v4.7.4 release information)


Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

16 Nov 2023: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
31 January 2024