Prototype pollution in IBM Cloud Transformation Advisor

Published: 2022-12-11
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-16487
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
IBM Cloud Transformation Advisor
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Prototype pollution

EUVDB-ID: #VU19305

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-16487

CWE-ID: CWE-94 - Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation within the merge, mergeWith, and defaultsDeep functions. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request and add or modify properties of Object.prototype.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of the affected application.


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Vulnerable software versions

IBM Cloud Transformation Advisor: before 1.9.6

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.