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Security Bulletin: Password disclosure via instrumentation log file in IBM Spectrum Protect Plus (CVE-2018-1768)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus may display the user id and password in plain text within the instrumentation log file.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1768
DESCRIPTION: IBM Spectrum Protect Plus could disclose sensitive information when an authorized user executes a test operation, the user id an password may be displayed in plain text within an instrumentation log file.
CVSS Base Score: 5.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/148622 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.0 and 10.1.1.

Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Release

First Fixing
VRM Level
Platform Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target

10.1

10.1.2 Linux

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044949

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Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

24 September 2018 - 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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Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Software version: 10.1.0, 10.1.1

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 0729219

Modified date: 24 September 2018