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Security Bulletin: Password exposure via job log in IBM Spectrum Protect Plus (CVE-2019-4385)

Security Bulletin


IBM Spectrum Protect Plus may display the vSNAP CIFS password in the Spectrum Protect Plus job log

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4385
DESCRIPTION: IBM Spectrum Protect Plus may display the vSnap CIFS password in the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus job log. This can result in an attacker gaining access to sensitive information as well as vSnap.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus through


Spectrum Protect Plus Release

First Fixing
VRM Level
APAR Platform Link to Fix
10.1 10.1.3 IT27644 Linux

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

17 June 2019 - original version published

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Internal Use Only

Advisory 16541 Record 137864

Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2019