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

high Nessus Plugin ID 120944
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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: High

ID: 120944

File Name: ibm_spectrum_protect_8_1_6_1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 1/3/2019

Updated: 10/31/2019

Dependencies: ibm_tsm_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1786


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

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


Risk Factor: High

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:2.3:a:ibm:tivoli_storage_manager:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, x-cpe:2.3:a:ibm:spectrum_protect:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1786

BID: 105940

IAVA: 2019-A-0002