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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities affect IBM Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software - September 2021

Security Bulletin


Vulnerabilities detected in Node.js versions before v14.16.2 affects IBM Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-39134
DESCRIPTION:   Node.js @npmcli/arborist module could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack, caused by the failure of multiple dependencies to coexist within the same level in the node_modules hierarchy. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a symbolic link from a temporary file to various files on the system, which could allow the attacker to create and overwrite arbitrary files on the system with elevated privileges.
CVSS Base score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software


Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software


Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

11 Nov 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
16 November 2021