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Python Agent 4.5.5 contains vulnerability


Our team has found a vulnerability in the Python agent 4.5.5 version during a scan and are unable to deploy.  Has anyone else found this issue?  Here is a request from our DevOps team.


Installing the python appdynamics agent pulls in the com.fasterxml.jackson.core_jackson-databind version as a dependency, which includes some critical vulnerabilities (CVSS 9.8),, and


Could we ask that the next python appdynamics agent update (4.5.6?) use at least com.fasterxml.jackson.core_jackson-databind 2.9.10, which resolves these vulnerabilities.


In our environment we did a “pip install appdynamics”, and a pip list afterwards shows the following versions of the packages installed:



appdynamics-bindeps-linux-x64      9.0      




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Hi @Doug.Odegaard 


I recommend reporting this to support. Let me know if you have any trouble with this.


Ryan, Cisco AppDynamics Community Manager

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Just to let anyone else know the status I am working heavily with support and other channels to get this addressed.  In the meantime one can do a pip install but remove the jackson file in question as a workaround but goal is a clean pip install hopefully soon.


Hey Doug,


I am the Product Manager for th DL languages.  I appreciate you bringing this up to the community.  We are working to track this with our engineering leads to close the vulnerability in the short-term.  We are also working at a better long term strategy.