IBM Spectrum Protect Plus up to 10.1.5 hard-coded credentials

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Spectrum Protect Plus up to 10.1.5 (Backup Software). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak authentication vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-798. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.0 through 10.1.5 contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data. IBM X-Force ID: 175066.

The weakness was published 06/15/2020 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at ibm.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2020-4216 since 12/30/2019. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 10/24/2020). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1110.001.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (175066). Similar entries are available at 156764, 156763 and 156762.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.4

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Class: Weak authentication
CWE: CWE-798
ATT&CK: T1110.001

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12/30/2019 CVE assigned
06/15/2020 +168 days Advisory disclosed
06/16/2020 +1 days VulDB entry created
10/24/2020 +130 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: https://www.ibm.com/

Advisory: ibm.com
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CVE: CVE-2020-4216 (🔒)
X-Force: 175066

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Created: 06/16/2020 12:00 PM
Updated: 10/24/2020 05:35 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_cna
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