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Security Bulletin: Improper Authentication of Websocket Endpoint in IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center

Security Bulletin


Summary

Improper authentication of a websocket endpoint in IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4771
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by improper authentication of a websocket endpoint. By using known tools to subscribe to the websocket event stream, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/188993 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center8.1.0.000-8.1.10.xxx
7.1.0.000-7.1.11.xxx

Remediation/Fixes

 
IBM Spectrum Protect
Operations Center Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
            8.1   8.1.11.000AIX
Linux
Windows
http://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6368263
            7.1   7.1.12.000AIX
Linux
Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6368245

 

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Sabine Degen

Change History

20 November 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.

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 November 2020

UID

ibm16369101