Security Bulletin: IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Windows Client password exposure (CVE-2016-8939)
IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) clients and agents store password information in the Windows Registry which can be compromised.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) clients/agents store password information in the Windows Registry in a manner which can be compromised.
CVSS Base Score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118790 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
The following versions of the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Windows Client are affected:
- 8.1 all levels
- 7.1 all levels
- 6.4 all levels
- 6.3 and below which are all EOS.
Refer to the Workarounds and Mitigations section.
Workarounds and Mitigations
To eliminate exposure to this vulnerability, refer to the Technote Controlling access to Windows registry entries for IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive and data protection clients.
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v3 Guide
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
Kęstutis Gudinavičius from SEC Consult and
Jakob H. Heidelberg & Flemming Riis at Improsec ApS
31 May 2017 - 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||Client||Windows||5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1||All Editions|
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IBM Spectrum Protect
Software version: 7.1, 8.1
Operating system(s): Windows
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 2003738
Modified date: 06 June 2017
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