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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities CVE-2016-5636 and CVE-2016-5699 in Python affect IBM i

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Summary

Python is supported by IBM i. IBM i has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-5699
DESCRIPTION: urllib2 and urllib for Python are vulnerable to HTTP header injection, caused by improper validation of input. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject arbitrary HTTP headers, which will allow the attacker to conduct various attacks against the vulnerable system, including cross-site scripting, cache poisoning or session hijacking.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114200 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)


CVEID: CVE-2016-5636
DESCRIPTION: zipimport module for Python is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the get_data() function in zipimport.c. A remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114309 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
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

Releases 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 of IBM i are affected.

Remediation/Fixes

The issue can be fixed by applying a PTF to IBM i.

Releases 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 of IBM i are supported and will be fixed.

http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/


The IBM i PTF numbers are:

Release 7.1, 7.2 & 7.3 (the same number PTF is applicable for all 3 OS releases):

5733OPS Option 2: SI63850
5733OPS Option 4: SI63849

Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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*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 Information

Modified date:
18 December 2019

UID

nas8N1021926