IBM Spectrum Protect Client VM Backup INCLUDE.VMTSMVSS Option Credentials Disclosure

Low Nessus Plugin ID 96484


A client application installed on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of IBM Spectrum Protect Client installed on the remote host is 7.1.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability due to the application exposing obfuscated VMware vCenter User ID and Password information during the VM backup process using the INCLUDE.VMTSMVSS option whenever application tracing is enabled with the VMTSMVSS flag. A local attacker can exploit this to disclose credential information.

Note that IBM Spectrum Protect was formerly known as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager in releases prior to version 7.1.3.


Upgrade to IBM Spectrum Protect Client version or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 96484

File Name: tivoli_storage_manager_client_7164.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2017/01/13

Modified: 2017/02/13

Dependencies: 64567, 81814

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.7

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

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


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:tivoli_storage_manager_client

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Tivoli Storage Manager Client, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/01/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6110

BID: 95306

OSVDB: 149661

IAVA: 2017-A-0038