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Security Bulletin: Denial of Service vulnerability in Linux Kernel affects IBM Spectrum Protect Plus (CVE-2020-12114)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There is a denial of service vulnerability in the Linux Kernel that affects IBM Spectrum Protect Plus.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-12114
DESCRIPTION:   Linux Kernel is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a pivot_root race condition in fs/namespace.c. By corrupting a mountpoint reference counter, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a system panic.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/181378 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus10.1.0-10.1.5

Remediation/Fixes

Spectrum Protect
Plus Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
            10.1    10.1.6Linuxhttps://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/5693313
 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

14 June 2020: 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

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
14 June 2020

UID

ibm16232338