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Potential Security Impact: Remote Vulnerability
A potential vulnerability has been identified in Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management (ALM/QC). The vulnerability could be exploited to allow an XML External Entity Injection.
CVE References: CVE-2021-22498
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management 12.5x
Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management 12.60 Patch 5 and earlier
Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management 15.0.1 Patch 2 and earlier
Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management 15.5
CVSS Version 3.0 and Version 2.0 Base Metrics
V3 Base Score
V2 Base Score
Micro Focus has made the following mitigation information available to resolve the vulnerability for the impacted versions of Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management:
For ALM 12.5x (which reached EOL at the end of 2020) please upgrade to a later (supported) version like 12.6 or higher with the appropriate patch.
For ALM 12.60, please upgrade to ALM 12.60 Patch 06 and later. Please refer to below links for binaries and release note.
For ALM 15.0.x, please upgrade to ALM 15.0.1 Patch 03 and later. Please refer to below links for binaries and release note.
For ALM 15.5.x, please upgrade to ALM 15.5.1 and later. Please refer to below links for binaries and release note.
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