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Security Bulletin: Password disclosure via trace file affects IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (CVE-2018-1882)

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Summary

When tracing is enabled, the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client trace file may display the password in plain text. This affects the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1882
DESCRIPTION: In a certain atypical IBM Spectrum Protect configurations, the node password could be displayed in plain text in the IBM Spectrum Protect client trace file.
CVSS Base Score: 4.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/151968 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
    

Affected Products and Versions

This security exposure affects the following products and levels:

  • IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client levels:
    - 8.1.0.0 through 8.1.6.1
    - 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.8.4
     
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments): Data Protection for VMware levels:
    - 8.1.0.0 through 8.1.6.1
    - 7.1.0.0 through 7.1 8.4
     
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (formerly Tivoli Storage for Virtual Environments): Data Protection for Hyper-V levels:
    -  8.1.0.0 through 8.1.6.1
    -  7.1.0.0 through 7.1.8.0

Remediation/Fixes

 Backup-Archive Client Release
First Fixing VRM Level
APAR Platform Link to Fix
       8.1 8.1.7 IT26637 AIX
Linux
Macintosh
Solaris
Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10872618

      7.1 7.1.8.5 IT26637 AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Macintosh
Solaris
Windows

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

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Data Protection for VMware Release First Fixing
VRM Level
APAR Platform Link to Fix
    8.1 8.1.7 IT28132 Linux
Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10744187

    7.1 7.1.8.5 IT28132 Linux
Windows

Data Protection for VMware 7.1 customers can upgrade to Data Protection for VMware 7.1.8.5 or apply the above 7.1.8.5 client fix.
Data Protection for VMware 7.1.8.5 link:

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044553
Client 7.1.8.5 link:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044550

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Data Protection for Hyper-V Release
First Fixing   VRM Level
APAR Platform Link to Fix
    8.1 8.1.7 IT28133 Windows https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10744187
    7.1 Windows

Apply the above 7.1.8.5 client fix using the following link:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044550

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Workarounds and Mitigations

To minimize exposure to this vulnerability, do not use tracing in the options file  (dsm.opt) unless instructed to do so by IBM and delete existing trace files that are no longer needed.
   

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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

2 April 2019 - 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.

Disclaimer

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Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments Linux, Windows 8.1, 7.1
Tivoli Storage Manager Backup-Archive Client AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, Windows 7.1
Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments Linux, Windows 7.1

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect

Component: Backup-Archive Client

Software version: 7.1, 8.1

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

Reference #: 0869208

Modified date: 02 April 2019