IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vsnap Static Credential Vulnerability

critical Nessus Plugin ID 146571


An administrative account on the remote host uses a known password.


The account 'vsnap' on the remote host has the static password 'YKojGy3mBmRh'. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue to gain administrative access to the affected system.


Use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.7 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 146571

File Name: ibm_spp_cve-2020-4854.nbin

Version: 1.148

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2/18/2021

Updated: 4/15/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: Unauthenticated root access can be achieved.


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: manual


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:spectrum_protect_plus

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

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 11/20/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/20/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-4854