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Security Bulletin: Password disclosure via trace file affects IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management (CVE-2018-1882)

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Summary

When tracing is enabled, the IBM Spectrum Protect Client trace file may display the password in plain text. This affects IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) for Space Management.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1882
DESCRIPTION: In a certain atypical IBM Spectrum Protect configurations, the node password could be displayed in plain text in the IBM Spectrum Protect client trace file.
CVSS Base Score: 4.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/151968 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
    

Affected Products and Versions

The following levels of IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management) are affected:

  • 8.1.0.0 through 8.1.6.1
  • 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.8.4

Remediation/Fixes

Client Release

First Fixing VRM Level

Platform

Link to Fix

       8.1

8.1.7

AIX
Linux

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10788381
 

     7.1

7.1.8.5

AIX
Linux

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044240


Workarounds and Mitigations

To minimize exposure to this vulnerability, do not use tracing in the options file  (dsm.opt) unless instructed to do so by IBM and delete existing trace files that are no longer needed.
   

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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

2 April 2019 - 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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Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management AIX, Linux 7.1

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management

Software version: 7.1, 8.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux

Reference #: 0869436

Modified date: 02 April 2019