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Security Bulletin: Password Disclosure via application tracing in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client (CVE-2016-0371)

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Summary

When application tracing is enabled and a password change operation is performed, the Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) password is displayed in plain text in the trace output.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0371
DESCRIPTION:
The Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) password may be displayed in plain text via application trace output while application tracing is enabled.
CVSS Base Score: 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112090 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following levels of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) Client are affected:

  • 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.6.2
  • 6.4.0.0 through 6.4.3.3
  • 6.3.0.0 through 6.3.2.5
  • 6.2, 6.1, and 5.5 all levels (these releases are EOS)

Remediation/Fixes

Tivoli Storage Manager Client Release First
Fixing
VRM Level
Platform Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target
7.1 7.1.6.3 AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Macintosh
Solaris
Windows
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24042496
6.4 6.4.3.4 AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Macintosh
Solaris
Windows
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24041144
6.3 6.3.2.6 AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Macintosh
Solaris
Windows
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037930
6.2, 6.1, and 5.5 None AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Macintosh
Solaris
Windows
Upgrade to a fixed level (7.1.6.3, 6.4.3.4, or 6.3.2.6) or use the workaround provided below.

Workarounds and Mitigations

Tracing is disabled by default. It is normally enabled only when directed by IBM support to troubleshoot an issue.

To minimize exposure to this vulnerability, disable tracing unless required and delete trace files that are no longer needed.

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References

Related information

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

02 November 2016 - 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

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
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition Client Windows 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1 All Editions

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager
Client

Software version: 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1

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

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1985114

Modified date: 02 November 2016


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