IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center 7.1 and 8.1 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a RPC that allows certain cache values to be set and dumped to a file. By setting a grossly large cache value and dumping that cached value to a file multiple times, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the consumption of all memory resources. IBM X-Force ID: 192156.
Published 2021-02-15 15:15:14
Updated 2021-02-17 18:32:32
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-4956

0.06%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 22 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-4956

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
2.3
LOW AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
4.4
2.9
NIST
4.8
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.2
3.6
IBM Corporation
4.8
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.2
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2020-4956

  • The product does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2020-4956

Products affected by CVE-2020-4956

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