The IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client is vulnerable to a denial of service attack.
DESCRIPTION: The IBM Spectrum Protect Client may be vulnerable to a denial of service attack due to a timing issue between client and server TCP/IP communications.
CVSS Base score: 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/162477 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
|IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client||
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Workarounds and Mitigations
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22 Nov 2019: Initial Publication
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20 December 2019