CVE-2022-42889 and DX Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM/Nimsoft)
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CVE-2022-42889 and DX Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM/Nimsoft)


Article ID: 252458


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DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM)


CVE-2022-42889 was published in the National Vulnerability Database on 13 October, 2022.  More information can be found here.

The vulnerability is caused with the use of Apache Commons Text 1.5 through 1.9.  

Is DX UIM affected by this?

Is CABI affected by CVE-2022-42889 ? 


DX UIM 20.4.* / 23.4.*


DX UIM 20.4.9 and DX UIM 23.4.* is not vulnerable to  CVE-2022-42889.

all UIM components are using "Apache Commons Text" version 1.10.0 which is no longer vulnerable with CVE-2022-42889

Note: CABI must be upgraded to 23.4 to avoid being scanned as vulnerable. 


Additional Information

For Previous versions: 

DX UIM, although an affected version of Apache Commons Text is present (1.8) and may be noticed by security scans, exploitation of the vulnerability requires the use of the StringSubstitutor API within the affected codebase.

The guidance from Apache is as follows:

  • If you rely on software that uses a version of commons-text prior to 1.10.0, you are likely still not vulnerable: only if this software uses the StringSubstitutor API without properly sanitizing any untrusted input.
  • If your own software uses commons-text, double-check whether it uses the StringSubstitutor API without properly sanitizing any untrusted input. If so, an update to 1.10.0 could be a quick workaround, but the recommended solution is to also properly validate and sanitize any untrusted input.

DX UIM does not use the StringSubstitutor API at all, and therefore cannot be exploited. We understand that automated security scans may still register the affected version(s) and we are working to prioritize the upgrade of the Apache Commons libraries to 1.10 (or higher) as part of future probe releases to avoid this.

We are also investigating the possibility of manually replacing the .jar file to avoid triggering such scans; at this time we are unsure if this would negatively impact any functionality.



Additional Information From Apache is available at the following URL:

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