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Security Bulletin: Stack-based Buffer Overflow in IBM Spectrum Protect Server (CVE-2021-20491)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Spectrum Protect Server is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-20491
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Spectrum Protect Server is subject to a stack-based buffer overflow caused by improper bounds checking during the parsing of commands. By issuing such a command with an improper parameter, an authorized administrator could overflow a buffer and cause the server to crash.
CVSS Base score: 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/197792 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Server8.1.0.000-8.1.10.100 and 8.1.11.000
7.1.0.000-7.1.12.xxx

Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect
Server Release
First Fixing
VRM Level


APAR

PlatformLink to Fix
           8.1  8.1.10.200IT34975
AIX
Linux
Windows
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6323469
           8.1
  8.1.11.100
IT34975
AIX
Linux
Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6442973

           7.1  7.1.13IT34975
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6411459

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

15 April 2021: 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:
15 April 2021

UID

ibm16442993