IBM Spectrum Protect Server - SELECT Command RCE

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97524


The backup service installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


IBM Spectrum Protect, formerly known as Tivoli Storage Manager, installed on the remote host is version through It is, therefore, affected by a buffer overflow condition when handling the SELECT command in a SQL query due to improper validation of input.
An authenticated, remote attacker with TSM administrator privileges can exploit this issue, via a specially crafted SQL query, to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.

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 Server or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97524

File Name: ibm_spectrum_protect_7_1_7_100.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2017/03/03

Updated: 2020/04/21

Dependencies: 25656

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-8998

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/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

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8998

BID: 96443

IAVA: 2017-A-0049