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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Bash affects IBM Spectrum Protect Plus (CVE-2019-9924)

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability in Bash could allow a remote attacker to executive arbitrary commands on the system which may affect IBM Spectrum Protect Plus.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-9924
DESCRIPTION:   Bash could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by the failure to prevent the shell user from modifying BASH_CMDS in the rbash. By modifying BASH_CMDS, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system with the permissions of the shell.
CVSS Base score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus10.1.0-10.1.6


Spectrum Protect
Plus Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix/Target Availability ifix3Linux



Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

03 August 2020: Initial Publication19 August 2020; Modified First Fixing VRM Level to be 10.1.6 ifix3 targeted for 3Q2020.31 August 2020; Added link to 10.1.6 ifix3

*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 Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
31 August 2020