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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Samba affects IBM Netezza Host Management

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OpenSource Samba is used by IBM Netezza Host Mangement. IBM Netezza Host Management has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-7494
Samba could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper access to named pipe endpoints.  By uploading a specially-crafted shared library to a writeable share, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Netezza Host Management -


To resolve the reported CVE for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) on PureData System for Analytics N200x and N3001 platforms only, update to the following IBM Netezza Host Management release:

Product VRMF Remediation/First Fix
IBM Netezza Host Management 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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Related information

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Change History

24 July 2017: 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

More support for: PureData System for Analytics

Software version: 1.0.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2005381

Modified date: 24 July 2017