Security Bulletin: Password disclosure via trace log in IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Server (CVE-2018-1788)
When tracing is enabled, some passwords may be displayed in the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Server trace file. UPDATED 1/16/2019: Changed "First Fixing VRM Level" in Remediation/Fixes table for 8.1 from 8.1.6 to 220.127.116.11
DESCRIPTION: IBM Spectrum Protect Server could disclose highly sensitive information via trace logs to a local user.
CVSS Base Score: 4.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/148873 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
This vulnerability affects the following IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Server levels:
- 18.104.22.168 through 8.1.5.x
- 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199
|IBM Spectrum Protect
|Platform||Link to Fix|
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 securely delete trace files that are no longer needed.
Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins
31 October 2018 - original version published 16 January 2019 - updated "First Fixing VRM Level" in Remediation/Fixes table for 8.1 from 8.1.6 to 188.8.131.52.
*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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|Tivoli Storage Manager||Server||AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows||7.1||All|
More support for:
IBM Spectrum Protect
Software version: 7.1, 8.1
Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows
Software edition: All
Reference #: 0730357
Modified date: 16 January 2019