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Security Bulletin: Security Vulnerabilities in GNU glibc affect IBM Cloud Pak for Data - GNU glibc (CVE-2020-1751)

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Security Vulnerabilities in GNU glibc affect IBM Cloud Pak for Data - GNU glibc (CVE-2020-1751)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-1751
DESCRIPTION:   GNU glibc could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an out-of-bounds write when handling signal trampolines on PowerPC. By sending a specially crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: 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)
(Not Applicable)


  • Users of IBM Cloud Pak for Data V3.0.0 and V3.0.1 are advised to:
        Apply IBM Cloud Pak for Data V3.0.1 cpd-3.0.1-lite-patch-7 (Available Jan 19, 2021)

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

10 Dec 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
12 January 2021