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Security Bulletin: Authentication Bypass, Arbitrary Directory Deletion, and Command Injection vulnerabilities in IBM Spectrum Protect Plus (CVE-2020-4208, CVE-2020-4214, CVE-2020-4206, CVE-2020-4241, CVE-2020-4242)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is vulnerable to authentication bypass, arbitrary directory deletion, and command injection which allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4208
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Spectrum Protect Plus contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/174975 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4214
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Spectrum Protect Plus could allow a remote attacker to arbitrary delete a directory caused by improper validation of user-supplied input.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/175026 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4206
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Spectrum Protect Plus could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system in the context of root user, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/174966 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4241
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system. By sending a specially crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/175418 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4242
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system. By sending a specially crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system.
CVSS Base score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/175419 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.0-10.1.5

Remediation/Fixes

Spectrum Protect
Plus Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
Platform Link to Fix
            10.1     10.1.5.2199 Linux https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/1135035

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

The vulnerability was reported to IBM by KPC of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative.
CVE-2020-4206 was reported by sulfur working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative.

Change History

30 March 2020: Initial Publication

*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 Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
01 April 2020

UID

ibm16114130