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Security Bulletin: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM Spectrum Control

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Summary

Multiple security vulnerabilities are fixed in IBM Spectrum Control (formerly Tivoli Storage Productivity Center) - CVE-2016-5943, CVE-2016-5944, CVE-2016-5945, CVE-2016-5946, CVE-2016-5947

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-5943
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Storage Insights (SaaS) and IBM Spectrum Control could allow an authenticated user to edit a limited set of properties and view task details that they should not have access to.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116088 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5944
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Storage Insights (SaaS) and IBM Spectrum Control are vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116089 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5945
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Storage Insights (SaaS) and IBM Spectrum Control could allow a remote attacker to upload arbitrary files. By sending a specially-crafted HTTP request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to upload a malicious file, which could notbe executed on the vulnerable system.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116090 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5946
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Storage Insights (SaaS) and IBM Spectrum Control could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) to view arbitrary files on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116091 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5947
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Storage Insights (SaaS) and IBM Spectrum Control could allow a remote attacker to hijack the clicking action of the victim. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to hijack the victim's click actions and possibly launch further attacks against the victim.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116092 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Spectrum Control 5.2.8 through 5.2.10.1
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.2.0 through 5.2.7.1

The versions listed above apply to all licensed offerings of IBM Spectrum Control and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, including IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center Storage Analytics Engine.

Remediation/Fixes

Note: It is always recommended to have a current backup before applying any update procedure.

Apply the IBM Spectrum Control or Tivoli Storage Productivity Center fix maintenance as soon as practicable. (See Latest Downloads.)

Affected VersionAPARFixed VersionAvailability
5.2.xIT169445.2.11August 2016

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Change History

8 September 2016: 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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Document Information

Modified date:
22 February 2022

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