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Security Bulletin: Security Vulnerabilities affect IBM Cloud Pak for Data - Golang (CVE-2020-16845)

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Security Vulnerabilities affect IBM Cloud Pak for Data - Golang (CVE-2020-16845)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-16845
DESCRIPTION:   Go Language is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an infinite read loop in ReadUvarint and ReadVarint in encoding/binary. By sending a specially-crafted input, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)



Users of IBM Cloud Pak for Data V2.5 are advised to:
    Apply IBM Cloud Pak for Data V2.5 cpd-

Users of IBM Cloud Pak for Data V3.0.1 are advised to:
    Apply IBM Cloud Pak for Data V3.0.1 cpd-3.0.1-lite-patch-6


Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

27 Oct 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
28 October 2020