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Security Bulletin: Cross-site request forgery vulnerability in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware and IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware (CVE-2016-6033)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware (IBM Spectrum Protect™ for Virtual Environments) and IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware (IBM Spectrum Protect™ Snapshot) is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery. An attacker could execute malicious and unauthorized actions transmitted from a user that the website trusts.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-6033
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (VMware) 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: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116892 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

The following products and versions are affected.

  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware (IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments):
    - 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.6.3
  • Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware (IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot):
    - 4.1.0.0 through 4.1.6.0

Remediation/Fixes

Tivoli Storage Manager for VE: Data Protection for VMware Release First Fixing VRMF Level Client
Platform
Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target
7.1 7.1.6.4 Linux
Windows
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24042520
Tivoli Storage
FlashCopy Manager for VMware Release
First Fixing VRMF Level Client
Platform
Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target
4.1 4.1.6.1 Linux ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/storage/tivoli-storage-flashcopymanager/patches/v4r1/vmware/v4161/

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

14 December 2016 - Original version published
19 December 2016 - Updated link to 7.1.6.4 to point to DP for VMware instead of the client
13 April 2018 - Fix 4.1 download information

*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
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager FlashCopy Manager for VMware Linux 4.1

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments
Data Protection for VMware

Software version: 7.1

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1995545

Modified date: 13 April 2018