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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in IBM Spectrum Scale packaged in IBM Elastic Storage System could cause a denial of service (CVE-2020-4756)

Security Bulletin


Summary

A security vulnerability has been identified in all levels of IBM Elastic Storage System that could allow a local attacker to cause a denial of service. A fix for this vulnerability is available.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4756
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Spectrum Scale could allow a local attacker to invoke a subset of ioctls on the device with invalid arguments that could crash the kernel and cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/188599 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 Elastic Storage System6.0.0 - 6.0.1.0

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

16 Oct 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.

Disclaimer

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
20 October 2020

UID

ibm16349475