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Security Bulletin: Container Environment Vulnerabilities Affect IBM Secure Proxy (CVE-2020-14298, CVE-2020-14300)

Security Bulletin


There are multiple container environment vulnerabilities in IBM Secure Proxy. IBM Secure Proxy has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14298
DESCRIPTION:   runc could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a flaw in the usage of system file descriptors. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a malicious or compromised container to compromise the container host and other containers running on the same host.
CVSS Base score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14300
DESCRIPTION:   Docker package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an issue with allowing additional container processes via "runc exec" to be ptraced by the pid 1 of the container in the runc component. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code outside of the container.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Secure Proxy6.0.2
IBM Secure Proxy6.0.1





Remediation/First Fix

IBM Secure Proxy

iFix 3

IBM Helm Charts

IBM Case Bundles

IBM Secure Proxy iFix 3

IBM Helm Charts

IBM Case Bundles

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

26 Aug 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU055","label":"Cognitive Applications"},"Product":{"code":"SS6PNW","label":"Sterling Secure Proxy"},"Component":"","Platform":[{"code":"PF040","label":"RedHat OpenShift"}],"Version":"6.0.2, 6.0.1","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB02","label":"AI Applications"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
08 September 2021