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.
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)
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
|IBM Spectrum Protect Server||8.1.0.000-8.1.14.xxx|
|IBM Spectrum Protect Server Affected Versions||Fixing|
|Platform||Link to Fix and Instructions|
NOTE: APAR IT40425 was created for CVE-2022-22487.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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29 June 2022