IBM Spectrum Protect < Multiple Vulnerabilites

critical Nessus Plugin ID 163633


The backup service installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilites.


IBM Spectrum Protect, formerly known as Tivoli Storage Manager, running on the remote host is version < It is, therefore, is vulnerable to both:

- An offline dictionary attack (CVE-2022-22496) while a user account is being established for the IBM Spectrum Protect server if SESSIONSECURITY=TRANSITIONAL is configured.
- An unauthorized access vulnerability (CVE-2022-22487) where an IBM Spectrum Protect storage agent can allow a remote attacker to perform a brute force attack with unlimited login attempts without locking the administrative ID.

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 later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 163633

File Name: ibm_spectrum_protect_8_1_15.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Family: General

Published: 7/29/2022

Updated: 3/23/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22487


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: 6/29/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/29/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22487, CVE-2022-22496