IBM Spectrum Protect Client Instrumentation Log Credentials Disclosure
Low Nessus Plugin ID 100157
SynopsisA client application installed on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of IBM Spectrum Protect Client installed on the remote host is 5.5.x or 6.x prior to 126.96.36.199 or else 7.1.x prior to 188.8.131.52.
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 184.108.40.206 and higher, instrumentation tracing is enabled by default, but it can be disabled by using the 'ENABLEINSTRUMENTATION NO' setting. Prior to 220.127.116.11, 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.
SolutionUpgrade to IBM Spectrum Protect Client version 18.104.22.168 / 22.214.171.124 or later.