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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM Spectrum Protect (IBM Tivoli Storage Manager) Vendors:   IBM
IBM Spectrum Protect (IBM Tivoli Storage Manager) Password Storage in Windows Registry Lets Local Users View Passwords
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038607
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-8939   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 2 2017
Original Entry Date:  Jun 2 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.1, 8.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM Spectrum Protect (IBM Tivoli Storage Manager). A local user can obtain passwords on the target system.

The system stores password information in the Windows Registry. A local user can access the passwords.

Clients and agents are affected.

Kestutis Gudinavicius from SEC Consult and Jakob H. Heidelberg and Flemming Riis at Improsec ApS reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain passwords on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued an advisory.

The vendor has provided mitigation instructions ("Controlling access to Windows registry entries for IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive and data protection clients"), available at:

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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