Security Bulletin: Apache Tomcat Vulnerability Affects Watson Speech Services

## Summary

An Apache Tomcat Vulnerability affecting Watson Speech Services has been fixed in the latest version of IBM Watson Speech Services Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data 4.0.3

## Vulnerability Details

** CVEID: **[CVE-2021-42340]()
** DESCRIPTION: **Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a memory leak flaw in WebSocket connections. By sending a specially-crafted request using OutOfMemoryError, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: []() for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

## Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)| Version(s)
IBM Watson Speech Services Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data| 4.0.3

## Remediation/Fixes

Download and install the newest deployment of IBM Watson Speech Services Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data to your ICP cluster. This deployment includes a Tomcat 9.0.54 upgrade containing the fix for this issue.

## Workarounds and Mitigations


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### References

[Complete CVSS v3 Guide]( “Link resides outside of” )
[On-line Calculator v3]( “Link resides outside of” )


## Related Information

[IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal]()
[IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog]()

## Change History

07 Dec 2021: Initial Publication

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

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## Document Location


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