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Security Bulletin: IBM DataPower Gateway Operand affected by vulnerabilities in Go (CVE-2021-44716, CVE-2021-44717)

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Ibm DataPower Gateway, when deployed by DataPower Operator on Kubernetes & OpenShift, is subject to a potential denial of service. IBM has addressed the relevant CVEs

Vulnerability Details

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)

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)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM DataPower Gateway V10.0.410.0.2.0-
IBM DataPower Gateway


Affected productFixed in versionAPAR
IBM DataPower Gateway V10CD10.0.4.0sr1,
IBM DataPower Gateway

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

18 Mar 2022: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
23 May 2022