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Security Bulletin: IBM API Connect Developer Portal is vulnerable to unauthenticated remote code execution (CVE-2017-1161)

Security Bulletin


An unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability affects IBM API Connect Developer Portal. IBM has addressed this vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1161
 IBM API Connect could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by improper validation of URLs for the Developer Portal. By crafting a malicious URL, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system with the privileges of the www-data user.
CVSS Base Score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM API Connect V5.0


Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
IBM API Connect 5.0.x LI79401 V5.0.6.0

Workarounds and Mitigations

Workarounds: None

Mitigations: None

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Related information

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Change History

21 March 2017 Original version published

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Document information

More support for: IBM API Connect

Software version:

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2000316

Modified date: 21 March 2017