IBM Spectrum Protect Plus username Command Injection

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 135852


A web application running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The IBM Spectrum Protect Plus administrative console running on the remote host is affected by a remote command injection vulnerability due to improper validation of user-supplied data when processing a login HTTP request. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted HTTP request, to execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.

Note that the application is reportedly affected by other vulnerabilities; however, this plugin has not tested for those issues.


Update the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus RPM package spp-emi to 10.1.5-217 or later. That spp-emi package should be in the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.5 patch1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 135852

File Name: ibm_spp_cve-2020-4213.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2020/04/21

Updated: 2020/04/23

Dependencies: 135853

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-4213

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:spectrum_protect_plus

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Administrative Console

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/02/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-4213

ZDI: ZDI-20-270