IBM Spectrum Protect Server and Storage Agent RCE

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 134564


A backup service running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The IBM Spectrum Protect server or storage agent running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to improper invalidation of user-supplied data during communication exchanges. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a series of specially crafted messages, to execute arbitrary code on the system with instance id privileges or cause the server or storage agent to crash.


Upgrade to IBM Spectrum Protect or 8.1.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 134564

File Name: ibm_spectrum_protect_cve-2019-4087.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2020/03/13

Updated: 2020/03/13

Dependencies: 25656

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-4087

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 2019/06/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/06/28