IBM Spectrum Protect Client Instrumentation Log Credentials Disclosure

Low Nessus Plugin ID 100157


A client application installed on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of IBM Spectrum Protect Client installed on the remote host is 5.5.x or 6.x prior to or else 7.1.x prior to
It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability when using the 'set password' client command due to the full text of the command and the included password being written to the instrumentation log file. This issue occurs when instrumentation tracing is enabled. A local attacker can exploit this vulnerability to disclose credentials.

Note that for version and higher, instrumentation tracing is enabled by default, but it can be disabled by using the 'ENABLEINSTRUMENTATION NO' setting. Prior to, instrumentation tracing was enabled by using the 'INSTRUMENT:*' testflag.

IBM Spectrum Protect was formerly known as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager in releases prior to version 7.1.3.


Upgrade to IBM Spectrum Protect Client version / or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 100157

File Name: tivoli_storage_manager_client_7165.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2017/05/12

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 64567, 81814

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:tivoli_storage_manager_client

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Tivoli Storage Manager Client

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/05/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8916

BID: 98335

OSVDB: 156738

IAVB: 2017-B-0053