A Denial of Service vulnerability exists in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) client traditional scheduler
DESCRIPTION: A Denial of Service vulnerability in the TSM client traditional scheduler allows a remote attacker to disable the traditional scheduler when it is in Prompted mode (SCHEDMODE=PROMPTED). Once disabled, no more schedules (such as scheduled backups) will be run, and the TSM server log will show that schedules for that node are missed.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81215
for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
- TSM Client 22.214.171.124
- TSM Client 6.3.0.x
- TSM Client 126.96.36.199 through 6.2.4.x
- TSM Client 188.8.131.52 through 6.1.5.x
- TSM Client 184.108.40.206 through 5.5.4.x
- all previous releases, which are unsupported
|TSM Release||First Fixing VRMF Level||Client
|APAR||Link to fix|
|6.1||None||Upgrade to fixing 6.3 or 6.4 client, or use workarounds|
|5.5||None||Upgrade to fixing 6.3 or 6.4 client, or use workarounds|
|5.4 and previous||None||No longer in support
Upgrade to fixing 6.3 or 6.4 client, or use workarounds
One of the following:
- If using the traditional scheduler, set the SCHEDMODE option value to POLLING, which is the default value, in the client options file or on the command line
- Configure the scheduler to be managed by Client Acceptor Daemon (CAD), by specifying 'MANAGEDSERVICES SCHEDULE' or 'MANAGEDSERVICES SCHEDULE WEBCLIENT' in the client options file
See Workarounds above.
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· X-Force Vulnerability Database http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81215
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
31 January 2013: Original Copy Published
8 February 2013: Added 'One of the following:' to the beginning of the Workaround section, to clarify that either bulleted item is a workaround.
6 June 2013: Added hyperlink to 6.2.5 download.
*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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|Storage Management||Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management||AIX, Linux||5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4|
|Storage Management||Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition||Client||AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, Mac OS||6.2, 5.5, 6.1, 6.3, 6.4|
|Storage Management||IBM System Storage Archive Manager||AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, Mac OS|