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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM Spectrum Protect (IBM Tivoli Storage Manager) Vendors:   IBM
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Discloses Encryption Key Password to Remote USers
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031795
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031795
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-4818   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 25 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. A local user can obtain passwords on the target system.

A local user can access the client Trusted Communications Agent (TCA) to obtain the stored encryption key password.

Bartlomiej Balcerek from WCSS CSIRT reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain the stored encryption key password.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (APAR IT06016).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21697022

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21697022 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.


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