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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM Spectrum Protect (IBM Tivoli Storage Manager) Vendors:   IBM
IBM Spectrum Protect Weak Encryption Algorithm Lets Local Database Administrator Users Decrypt the IBM Spectrum Protect Client Password
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039498
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039498
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-1339   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 4 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.1, 8.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM Spectrum Protect. A local user can obtain passwords on the target system.

The system may use a weak algorithm for encrypting passwords. A local database administrator user can decrypt the IBM Spectrum Protect client or administrator password.

Impact:   A local database administrator user can obtain the IBM Spectrum Protect client or administrator password.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (7.1.8, 8.1.3).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22007936

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22007936 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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