Security Bulletin: Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware and Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware affected by operating system command vulnerability (CVE-2015-7426)

Security Bulletin


Summary

The Data Protection for VMware vSphere GUI component of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware (IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments) and the IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware GUI component of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware (IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot) are both subject to an unauthenticated access and privilege escalation vulnerability that can allow remote execution of operating system commands. An attacker could maliciously use operating system commands to do actions that seriously impact operation of the system where the GUI is installed, alter files, and access information such as credentials stored on this system.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-7426
DESCRIPTION:
The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Data Protection for VMware GUI is subject to an unauthenticated access and privilege escalation vulnerability that can allow remote execution of Operating System commands. An attacker could maliciously use operating system commands to do actions that seriously impacting operation of this system, delete or alter files, and access information stored on this system.
CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107785 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

The affected GUI is part of the following products and versions:

  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.2.x
  • Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware 4.1.0.0 through 4.1.2.x

Remediation/Fixes

Tivoli Storage Manager for VE: Data Protection for VMware Release First Fixing VRMF Level Client
Platform
Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target
7.1 7.1.3.0 Linux
Windows
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24040190

Tivoli Storage
FlashCopy Manager for VMware Release
First Fixing VRMF Level Client
Platform
Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target
4.1 4.1.3.0 Linux http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFix?product=ibm%2FTivoli%2FTivoli+Storage+FlashCopy+Manager&fixids=4.1.3.0-TIV-TSFCMFTP-Linux-VMware&source=myna&myns=swgtiv&mynp=OCSS36V9&mync=R&cm_sp=swgtiv-_-OCSS36V9-_-R&function=fixId&parent=ibm/Tivoli

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Related information

Change History

19 November 2015 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
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager FlashCopy Manager for VMware Linux 4.1 All Editions

Document information


More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments
Data Protection for VMware

Software version:

7.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

1971484

Modified date:

2015-11-19

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