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Security Bulletin: Potential Spoofing vulnerability in WebSphere Application Server affects IBM Spectrum Control (formerly Tivoli Storage Productivity Center) (CVE-2018-1902)

Security Bulletin


There is a potential spoofing vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server which affects IBM Spectrum Control (formerly Tivoli Storage Productivity Center).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1902
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to spoof connection information which could be used to launch further attacks against the system.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product Affected Versions
IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.2.0 -
IBM Spectrum Control 5.2.8 -
IBM Spectrum Control 5.3.0 - 5.3.2
The versions listed above apply to all licensed offerings of IBM Spectrum Control.  


The solution is to apply an appropriate IBM Spectrum Control fix. Click on the download link and follow the Installation Instructions. The solution should be implemented as soon as practicable.

Starting with 5.2.8, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center has been renamed to IBM Spectrum Control.

First Fixing
VRM Level
Link to Fix/Fix Availability Target
  5.3 5.3.3
Note: It is always recommended to have a current backup before applying any update procedure.   

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

23 May 2019 - original version published

*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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Internal Use Only

AD 13770 PR 132739

Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
15 October 2020