Prototype pollution in IBM Watson Assistant for IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Published: 2023-02-22
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-46175
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
IBM Watson Assistant for IBM Cloud Pak for Data
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Prototype pollution

EUVDB-ID: #VU71577

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-46175

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

Exploit availability: No


The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data within the JSON5.parse() function. A remote attacker can inject and execute arbitrary script code.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.


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Vulnerable software versions

IBM Watson Assistant for IBM Cloud Pak for Data: before 4.6.2

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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