IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.x <= / 8.1.x <= DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 140201


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, running 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 insufficient validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, to impose a DoS condition on the application.

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: 140201

File Name: ibm_spectrum_protect_8_1_10_100.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Family: General

Published: 9/3/2020

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-4559


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: 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: 8/11/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/27/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-4559

IAVB: 2020-B-0052