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Security Bulletin: Password disclosure via instrumentation log file in IBM Spectrum Protect Plus (CVE-2018-1768)

Security Bulletin


IBM Spectrum Protect Plus may display the user id and password in plain text within the instrumentation log file.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1768
DESCRIPTION: IBM Spectrum Protect Plus could disclose sensitive information when an authorized user executes a test operation, the user id an password may be displayed in plain text within an instrumentation log file.
CVSS Base Score: 5.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.0 and 10.1.1.


IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Release

First Fixing
VRM Level
Platform Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target


10.1.2 Linux


Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

24 September 2018 - original version published

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Internal Use Only

Advisory 12929 Product Record 119338

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Document Information

Modified date:
24 September 2018