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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime and Golang Go affect IBM Spectrum Protect Server (CVE-2021-35578, CVE-2021-44716, CVE-2021-44717)

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The IBM Spectrum Protect Server might be affected by vulnerabilties in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ and Golang Go such as denial of service and bypassing security restrictions. The Java vulnerability was disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in October 2021. UPDATED: March 14, 2022 - The fixing level for these CVEs has been changed to

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-35578
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the JSSE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
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:N/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-44716
DESCRIPTION:   Golang Go is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an uncontrolled memory consumption in the header canonicalization cache in net/http. By sending HTTP/2 requests, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to consume all available memory resources.
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)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-44717
DESCRIPTION:   Golang Go could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error in the syscall.ForkExec() interface. By causing the erroneous closing of file descriptor 0 after file-descriptor exhaustion, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to compromise data integrity and/or confidentiality in a somewhat uncontrolled way in programs linked with and using syscall.ForkExec().
CVSS Base score: 4.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Server (Java CVE) (Golang Go CVEs)


IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center Affected Versions
PlatformLink to Fix and Instructions (Java CVE) (Go CVEs)


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Change History

11 March 2022: Initial Publication
14 March 2022: Changed Remediation/Fixes Section - Fixing Level is

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
15 March 2022