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Security Bulletin: Potential Spoofing vulnerability in WebSphere Application Server Liberty affects IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center (CVE-2018-1902)

Security Bulletin


There is a potential spoofing vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty which affects IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Operations Center.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1902
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to spoof connection information which could be used to launch further attacks against the system.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following levels of IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Operations Center are affected:

  • through
  • through


IBM Spectrum Protect
Operations Center Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
Platform Link to Fix
            8.1 8.1.8 AIX



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Related Information

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Change History

28 June 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 Operations Center AIX, Linux, Windows 7.1

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect

Component: Operations Center

Software version: 7.1, 8.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 0883142

Modified date: 28 June 2019