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Security Bulletin: Denial of Service vulnerability in IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Client, IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management (CVE-2018-1550)

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Summary

The IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Client, IBM Spectrum Protect: Data Protection for VMware, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management could allow a local user to corrupt or delete sensitive information that could cause a denial of service.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1550
DESCRIPTION: IBM Spectrum Protect could allow a local user to corrupt or delete highly sensitive information that would cause a denial of service to other users.
CVSS Base Score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/142696 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

This security exposure affects the following products and levels:

  • IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Client levels:
    - 8.1.2.0 through 8.14.2 (Macintosh)
       8.1.2.0 through 8.1.4.1 (All other platforms)
    - 7.1.8.0 through 7.1.8.2
     
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments): Data Protection for VMware levels:
    - 8.1.2.0 through 8.1.4.1
    - 7.1.8.0 through 7.1 8.2
     
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management)
    -  8.1.2.0 through 8.1.4.1
    -  7.1.8.0 through 7.1.8.2
          

Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect Client Release

First Fixing VRM Level

APAR

Platform

Link to Fix

           8.1

  8.1.6

IT23846

AIX
Linux
Macintosh
Solaris

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044969

           7.1

  7.1.8.3

IT23846

AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Macintosh
Solaris

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044550

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IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware Release

First Fixing VRM Level

APAR

Platform

Link to Fix

         8.1

 8.1.6

IT25380

Linux

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044948

         7.1

 

 

Linux

Apply the above 7.1.8.3 client fix using the following link:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044550

 .        

IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management  Release

First Fixing VRM Level

Platform

Link to Fix

       8.1

  8.1.6

AIX
Linux

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044982

     7.1

 7.1.8.3

AIX
Linux

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044240

                                     

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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

24 September 2018 - Original version published 07 February 2019 - removed HP-UX platform from Client 8.1.6 fix

*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.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES ""AS IS"" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.


Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
Tivoli Storage Manager Client AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris 7.1 All
IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments Data Protection for VMware Linux 8.1, 7.1 All
Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments Data Protection for VMware Linux 7.1 All
IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management AIX, Linux 8.1, 7.1 All
Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management AIX, Linux 7.1 All

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect

Component: Client

Software version: 7.1, 8.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris

Reference #: 0719401

Modified date: 07 February 2019