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Security Bulletin: IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments allow Triple DES (3DES) ciphers to be used (CVE-2018-1785)

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Summary

IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments allow Triple DES (3DES) ciphers to be used. This can result in the use of weaker than expected cryptographic algorithms.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1785
DESCRIPTION: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager uses weaker than expected cryptographic algorithms that could allow an attacker to decrypt sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/148870 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This security exposure affects the following products and levels:

  • IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Client levels:
    - 8.1.0.0 through 8.14.2 (Macintosh)
       8.1.0.0 through 8.1.4.1 (All other platforms)
    - 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.8.3
     
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments): Data Protection for VMware levels:
    - 8.1.0.0 through 8.1.4.1
    - 7.1.0.0 through 7.1 8.2
     
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (formerly Tivoli Storage for Virtual Environments): Data Protection for Hyper-V levels:
    -  8.1.0.0 through 8.1.4.0
    -  7.1.0.0 through 7.1.8.0

Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect Client Release First Fixing VRM Level APAR Platform Link to Fix
8.1 8.1.6 IT25661 AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Macintosh
Solaris
Windows

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044969

7.1 7.1.8.4 IT25661 Linux
Windows

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044550

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Data Protection for VMware Release First Fixing VRM Level APAR Platform Link to Fix
8.1 8.1.6 IT26341 Linux
Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044948

7.1     Linux
Windows

Apply the above 7.1.8.4 client fix using the following link:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044550

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Data Protectin for Hyper-V Release First Fixing VRM Level APAR Platform Link to Fix
8.1 8.1.6 IT26342 Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044948

7.1     Windows

Apply the above 7.1.8.4 client fix using the following link:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044550

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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
05 November 2018 - updated Spectrum Protect Client 7.1.8.4 platforms to include just Linux and Windows

*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
Product Component Platform Version Edition
Tivoli Storage Manager Client Linux, Windows 7.1 All
IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments Linux, Windows 8.1, 7.1 All
Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments Linux, Windows 7.1 All

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect

Component: Client

Software version: 7.1, 8.1

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

Software edition: All

Reference #: 0729873

Modified date: 05 November 2018


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