There is a vulnerability in Python that could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. This vulnerability may affect the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Microsoft® Windows File Systems agent.
DESCRIPTION: Python could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an issue with sys.path restrictions specified in a python38._pth file are ignored. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185561 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
|IBM Spectrum Protect Plus||10.1.6|
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Workarounds and Mitigations
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20 November 2020: Initial Publication
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20 November 2020