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Security Bulletin: A Vulnerability Has Been Identified In IBM Security Verify Privilege Manager (CVE-2020-4606)

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability identified in IBM Security Verify Privilege Manager previously known as IBM Security Privilege Manager has been addressed in the release 10.8.2

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4606
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Security Secret Server is vulnerable to an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose sensitive information or consume memory resources.
CVSS Base score: 5.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

All versions of IBM Security Verify Privilege Manager prior to 10.8.2


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Workarounds and Mitigations


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Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Nathan Roane, Kamil Sarbinowski, Vince Dragnea, Troy Fisher and Elaheh Samani from IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team.

Change History

28 Dec 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
07 January 2021