IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.x < / 8.1.x < Stack-based Buffer Overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 136547


The backup service installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


IBM Spectrum Protect, formerly known as Tivoli Storage Manager, running on the remote host is version 7.1.x < or 8.1.x < It is, therefore, is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow which could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to executive arbitrary code on the system or cause the IBM Spectrum Protect Server to crash.

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


Upgrade to IBM Spectrum Protect or or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 136547

File Name: ibm_spectrum_protect_8_1_9_300.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Family: General

Published: 5/13/2020

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-4415


Risk Factor: Critical

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/21/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/21/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-4415