IBM Spectrum Protect Client 7.1.x < / 8.1.x < Denial of Service Vulnerability (CVE-2018-1786)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 120944


The backup service installed on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


IBM Spectrum Protect, formerly known as Tivoli Storage Manager, installed on the remote host is version 7.1.x < or 8.1.x < It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability due to the incorrect accumulation of TCP/IP sockets in a CLOSE_WAIT state. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue to cause the process to stop responding.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 120944

File Name: ibm_spectrum_protect_8_1_6_1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2019/01/03

Updated: 2019/10/31

Dependencies: 25656

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1786

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:tivoli_storage_manager, x-cpe:/a:ibm:spectrum_protect

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1786

BID: 105940

IAVA: 2019-A-0002