IBM Spectrum Protect Plus File Upload RCE

critical Nessus Plugin ID 141471
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VPR Score: 5.9


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


The IBM Spectrum Protect Plus (SPP) administrative console running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to the fact that it allows remote installation of console plugins. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this and CVE-2020-4711 together, via specially crafted HTTP requests, 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-adminconsole to 10.1.6-27 or later. That spp-adminconsole package should be in the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.6 build 2045.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 141471

File Name: ibm_spp_cve-2020-4703.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 10/15/2020

Updated: 10/16/2020

Dependencies: ibm_spp_admin_console_detect.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Poc demonstrates unauthenticated rce as root.

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 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: 9/14/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/14/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-4703