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Security Bulletin: TSM Client Web GUI Unauthorized Access Vulnerability (CVE-2013-0472)

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An unauthorized access vulnerability exists in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) client Web GUI


A vulnerability in the TSM client Web GUI allows unauthorized access to the TSM server.

CVEID: CVE-2013-0472
CVSS Base Score: 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


  • TSM Client
  • TSM Client 6.3.0.x


TSM Release First Fixing VRMF Level Client
APAR Link to fix
6.4 All IC87210
6.3 All IC87210

  • If using client acceptor service (CAD) scheduling, prevent the use of the Web GUI by setting the MANAGEDSERVICES option value to only SCHEDULE.
      In the client option file, specify:
  • If using traditional scheduling, disable the CAD service. On Windows, the administrator disables 'xxxx' in the TSM Workstation Backup Properties. On UNIX, xxxx. On Macintosh, set the MANAGEDSERVICES option to the value of NONE.

Mitigation(s) :
See Workarounds above.

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· CVE-2013-0472
· X-Force Vulnerability Database

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31 January 2013: Original Copy Published
07 February 2013: Two changes:
1. Changed the Description to remove the phrase 'from the local network to files stored on', to more closely match in words the CVSS score and the X-Force Description
2. Added 'Only' to the Releases Affected to make it clear that only 6.3.0.x and are affected.
20 February 2013: Added workaround for CAD schedule users to prevent Web GUI use

*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 Flash.

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition Client AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, Mac OS 6.3, 6.4
Storage Management IBM System Storage Archive Manager 6.3, 6.4
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management AIX, Linux 6.3, 6.4

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 6.3, 6.4

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

Reference #: 1624118

Modified date: 23 August 2017

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