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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Java Runtime affects IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Windows and Macintosh Client (CVE-2018-2783)

Security Bulletin


Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in April 2018. IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ is used by the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Windows and Macintosh Client.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-2783
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE, Java SE Embedded, JRockit Security component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause high confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following versions of the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Windows and Macintosh Client are affected:

  • through
  • through


IBM Spectrum Protect
Client Release

First Fixing
VRM Level

Platform Link to Fix
       8.1  8.1.6       Macintosh



Customers using older versions of the product (6.4 and below) should upgrade to a supported fixed version.


Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

24 September 2018 - 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

PSIRT Advisory 11819 Record 114832

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Document Information

Modified date:
24 September 2018