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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM Spectrum Protect (IBM Tivoli Storage Manager) Vendors:   IBM
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Symlink Archive Flaw Lets Users View Privileged Files on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036220
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-2894   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 1 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 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 access arbitrary files on the target system.

A local user can gain read access to another user's files on the target system when the other user has performed an archive and retrieve operation using a symbolic link.

Impact:   A local user can obtain privileged files on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (,, 7.1.6; APAR IT13686).

The IBM advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.

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