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Security Bulletin: Buffer overflow vulnerability in IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client (CVE-2019-4267)

Security Bulletin


Summary

The IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could allow execution of arbitrary code on the local system or the application to crash.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4267
DESCRIPTION: The IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. This could allow execution of arbitrary code on the local system or the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/160200 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

This security exposure affects IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client levels:
  •   8.1.0.0 through 8.1.7.1
  •   7.1.0.0 through 7.1.8.5

Remediation/Fixes

Backup-Archive
Client Release
First Fixing VRM Level
APAR Platform Link to Fix
       8.1 8.1.8 IT28291 AIX
Linux
Macintosh
Solaris
Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10885610

      7.1 7.1.8.6 IT28291 AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Macintosh
Solaris
Windows

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


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

18 July 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.

Disclaimer

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Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
Tivoli Storage Manager Backup-Archive Client AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, Windows 7.1

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect

Component: Backup-Archive Client

Software version: 7.1, 8.1

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

Reference #: 0884768

Modified date: 24 July 2019