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Security Bulletin: Publicly disclosed vulnerability from Kernel affects IBM Netezza Host Management

Security Bulletin


Kernel is used by IBM Netezza Host Management. IBM Netezza Host Management has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-14896
DESCRIPTION:   Linux Kernel is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the add_ie_rates function in drivers/net/wireless/marvell/libertas/cfg.c. By sending a specially-crafted beacon packet, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on the system.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Netezza Host ManagementAll IBM Netezza Host Management -



To resolve the reported CVE for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) on following platforms :

PureData System for Analytics N3001
PureData System for Analytics N200x

Update to the following IBM Netezza Host Management release :




 IBM Netezza Host Management Central Link


The Netezza Host Management software contains the latest RHEL updates for the operating systems certified for use on IBM Netezza/PureData System for Analytics appliances. IBM recommends upgrading to the latest Netezza Host Management version to ensure that your hosts have the latest fixes, security changes, and operating system updates. IBM Support can assist you with planning for the Netezza Host Management and operating system upgrades to your appliances.

For more details on IBM Netezza Host Management security patching:

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

09 Oct 2020: Original Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
12 October 2020