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Security Bulletin: IBM Spectrum Protect Server vulnerable to offline dictionary and brute force attacks (CVE-2022-22496, CVE-2022-22487)

Security Bulletin


Summary

The IBM Spectrum Protect Server is vulnerable to an offline dictionary attack when using SESSIONSECURITY=TRANSITIONAL. The IBM Spectrum Protect Storage agent is vulnerable to a brute force attack by allowing unlimited attempts to login to the storage agent without locking the administrative ID.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22496
DESCRIPTION:   While a user account for the IBM Spectrum Protect server is being established, it may be configured to use SESSIONSECURITY=TRANSITIONAL. While in this mode, it may be susceptible to an offline dictionary attack.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/226942 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22487
DESCRIPTION:   An IBM Spectrum Protect storage agent could allow a remote attacker to perform a brute force attack by allowing unlimited attempts to login to the storage agent without locking the administrative ID. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using brute force techniques to gain unauthorized administrative access to both the IBM Spectrum Protect storage agent and the IBM Spectrum Protect server with which it communicates.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/226326 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Server8.1.0.000-8.1.14.xxx

Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect Server Affected Versions
Fixing
Level
PlatformLink to Fix and Instructions
8.1.0.000-8.1.14.xxx8.1.15AIX
Linux
Windows
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6595513

NOTE:  APAR IT40425 was created for CVE-2022-22487.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

29 June 2022: 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:
29 June 2022

UID

ibm16596881