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Security Bulletin: API Connect V2018 is impacted by a directory traversal vulnerability in Kubernetes (CVE-2019-1002101)

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IBM API Connect has addressed the following vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-1002101
DESCRIPTION: Kubernetes could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system, caused by the improper handling of symlinks. By persuading a victim to use the kubectl cp command or the oc cp command with a malicious container, an attacker could replace or delete arbitrary files on the host machine.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected IBM API Management Affected Versions
IBM API Connect 2018.1-2018.4.1.4


Affected releases Fixed in VRMF APAR Remediation / First Fix
IBM API Connect V2018.1-2018.4.1.4 2018.4.1.5 fixpack


Addressed in IBM API Connect v2018.4.1.5 fixpack.
All components are impacted.

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Related Information

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Change History

May 19, 2019: Original bulletin published

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Document information

More support for: IBM API Connect

Software version: 2018.1-2018.4.1.4

Operating system(s): VM

Reference #: 0882956

Modified date: 19 May 2019