Security Bulletin: Password Disclosure via application tracing in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client (CVE-2016-0371)
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.
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:
- 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52
- 184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11
- 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124
- 6.2, 6.1, and 5.5 all levels (these releases are EOS)
|Tivoli Storage Manager Client Release||First
|Platform||Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target|
|6.2, 6.1, and 5.5||None||AIX
|Upgrade to a fixed level (126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, or 184.108.40.206) 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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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.
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|Storage Management||Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition||Client||Windows||5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1||All Editions|
More support for:
Tivoli Storage Manager
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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