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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Python affects IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Microsoft Windows File Systems agent (CVE-2020-15801)

Security Bulletin


Summary

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.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-15801
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

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus10.1.6

Remediation/Fixes

 
 
 
Spectrum Protect
Plus Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
      10.110.1.7Windowshttps://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6330495

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

20 November 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:
20 November 2020

UID

ibm16367949