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Security Bulletin: Potential password exposure in IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manger) Server (CVE-2017-1339)

Security Bulletin


Summary

The IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Server may use a weak algorithm for encrypting passwords.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1339
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1 and 8.1 (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Server uses weak encryption for the password. A database administrator may be able to decrypt the IBM Spectrum protect client or administrator password which can result in information disclosure or a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 126247.
CVSS Base Score: 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/126247 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) server levels:

  • 8.1.0.0 through 8.1.1.x
  • 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.7.x
  • 6.3 and below all levels (these releases are EOS)
    Note that 6.4 shipped with 6.3 servers.

Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) Server Release

Fixing
VRM
Level


Platform
Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target
8.1(8.1.2)
8.1.3
AIX
Linux
Windows
Although this issue has been fixed in 8.1.2, it is recommended to upgrade to 8.1.3 of the server using the following link:
ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/storage/tivoli-storage-management/maintenance/server/v8r1/
7.17.1.8AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/storage/tivoli-storage-management/maintenance/server/v7r1/
6.3 and below

6.3 and below are EOS. Customers on these releases can upgrade the server to a fixed level (8.1.3/8.1.2 or 7.1.8).
Note that 6.4 shipped with 6.3 servers.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

02 October 2017 - Original version published
10 October 2017 - Updated CVSS Vector and Score

*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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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018

UID

swg22007936