IBM TSM for Virtual Environments 6.4.x < / 7.1.x < RCE

High Nessus Plugin ID 93127


A backup application installed on the remote host is affected by a remote command execution vulnerability.


The version of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for Virtual Environments installed on the remote host is 6.4.x prior to or 7.1.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by an unspecified flaw in the GUI that allows an authenticated, remote attacker in limited cases to exercise certain commands that require administrative credentials without having these credentials.


Upgrade to Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments version / or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93127

File Name: tivoli_storage_manager_virtual_environments_vmware_CVE-2016-2988.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2016/08/26

Modified: 2017/02/15

Dependencies: 86327, 86326

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 8

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:tivoli_storage_manager_for_virtual_environments, cpe:/a:ibm:spectrum_protect_for_virtual_environments, cpe:/a:ibm:tivoli_storage_manager_for_virtual_environments_data_protection_for_vmware

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2988

OSVDB: 143294