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Security Bulletin: Publicly disclosed vulnerability from BIND affect IBM Netezza Host Management

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Open Source Bind is used by IBM Netezza Host Management. IBM Netezza Host Management has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-5740
DESCRIPTION: ISC BIND is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a defect in the deny-answer-aliases feature. By triggering this defect, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an INSIST assertion failure in name.c.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
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

  • IBM Netezza Host Management  5.3.8 - 5.4.20



To resolve the reported CVE for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) on following platforms :

PureData System for Analytics N3001
PureData System for Analytics N200x

Update to the following IBM Netezza Host Management release :

Product VRMF Remediation / First Fix
IBM Netezza Host Management  5.4.21 Link to Fix Central

The Netezza Host Management software contains the latest RHEL updates for the operating systems certified for use on IBM Netezza/PureData System for Analytics appliances. IBM recommends upgrading to the latest Netezza Host Management version to ensure that your hosts have the latest fixes, security changes, and operating system updates. IBM Support can assist you with planning for the Netezza Host Management and operating system upgrades to your appliances.

For more details on IBM Netezza Host Management security patching:


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Change History

26 September 2018: Original version published

*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:
17 October 2019