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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in PCRE affects IBM Netezza SQL Extensions Toolkit

Security Bulletin


PCRE is used by IBM Netezza SQL Extensions Toolkit. IBM Netezza SQL Extensions Toolkit has addressed the applicable CVE by upgrading PCRE to latest version 8.44.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14155
DESCRIPTION:   PCRE could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow in libpcre. By sending a request with a large number, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Netezza SQL Extensions Toolkit7.2.1.8 and below


 ProductVRMFRemediation/First Fix
IBM Netezza SQL Extensions Toolkit7.2.1.10Link to Fix Central

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

04 Jan 2020: Original Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
04 January 2021