The IBM Spectrum Protect back-up archive client is vulnerable to information disclosure as user credentials are stored in memory in plain text. The back-up archive client is also vulnerable to a denial of service due to certain read operations on TCP/IP sockets.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Spectrum Protect Client stores user credentials in plain clear text which can be read by a local user.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/225886 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
DESCRIPTION: IBM Spectrum Protect dsmcad, dsmc, and dsmcsvc processes incorrectly handle certain read operations on TCP/IP sockets. This can result in a denial of service for IBM Spectrum Protect client operations.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/225348 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
|IBM Spectrum Protect Client||22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199|
|IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client Affected Versions||Fixing|
|Platform||Link to Fix and Instructions|
NOTE: APAR IT40671 was created for CVE-2022-22474.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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29 June 2022: Initial Publication
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29 June 2022