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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache HTTP (CVE-2018-17199 and CVE-2020-11993) affects HMC

Security Bulletin


Apache HTTP is used by Power Hardware Management Console (HMC). HMC has addressed the applicable CVE's.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2018-17199
DESCRIPTION:   Apache HTTP Server could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by checking the session expiry time before decoding the session by mod_session. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to ignore session expiry time and gain access to the application.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-11993
DESCRIPTION:   Apache HTTP Server is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a flaw when trace/debug enabled for the HTTP/2 module and on certain traffic edge patterns. By sending a specially-crafted HTTP/2 Header, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
HMC V10.1.1010.0 V10.1.1010.0
HMC V9.2.950.0 V9.2.950.0




  The following fixes are available on IBM Fix Central at:

Power HMC
V9.2.952.0 ppc
Power HMC
V9.2.952.0 x86
Power HMC
V10.1.1010.0 ppc
Power HMC
V10.1.1010.0 x86

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

22 Nov 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
22 November 2021