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Security Bulletin: Multiple Vulnerabilities affect IBM Spectrum Control formerly Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (CVE-2016-8941, CVE-2016-8942, CVE-2016-8943)

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Summary

Multiple security vulnerabilities affect IBM Spectrum Control formerly Tivoli Storage Productivity Center as described in the Vulnerability Details.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-8941
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery which could allow an attacker to execute malicious and unauthorized actions transmitted from a user that the website trusts.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118792 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-8942
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center could allow an authenticated user with intimate knowledge of the system to edit a limited set of properties on the server.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118793 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)

CVEID: CVE-2016-8943
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118794 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Spectrum Control 5.2.8 through 5.2.11
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.2.0 through 5.2.7.1

The versions listed above apply to all licensed offerings of IBM Spectrum Control and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, including IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center Storage Analytics Engine.

Remediation/Fixes

The solution is to apply an appropriate Tivoli Storage Productivity Center fix maintenance for each named product and execute the manual steps listed below. The solution should be implemented as soon as practicable. Starting with 5.2.8, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center has been renamed to IBM Spectrum Control.

Note: It is always recommended to have a current backup before applying any update procedure.


IBM Spectrum Control 5.2.x and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2.x

Release APAR First Fixing VRM Level Link to Fix/Fix Availability Target
5.2.x IT18182 5.2.12 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21320822

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

13 December 2016: 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

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
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Productivity Center AIX, Linux, Windows 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4, 5.2.5, 5.2.6, 5.2.7 All Editions

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition

Software version: 5.2.8, 5.2.9, 5.2.10, 5.2.11

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1995128

Modified date: 13 December 2016