IBM Spectrum Protect Plus up to 10.1.5 privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in IBM Spectrum Protect Plus up to 10.1.5 (Backup Software). Affected by this issue is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.0 through 10.1.5 could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service or hijack DNS sessions by send a specially crafted HTTP command to the remote server. IBM X-Force ID: 181726.

The weakness was shared 06/15/2020 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at ibm.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2020-4471 since 12/30/2019. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for 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.

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 (181726). The entries 156762 and 156763 are related to this item.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.2

VulDB Base Score: 5.6
VulDB Temp Score: 5.6
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Class: Privilege escalation (CWE-269)
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Remote: Yes

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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-2020-4471 (🔒)
X-Force: 181726

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Created: 06/16/2020 12:02 PM
Updated: 10/24/2020 06:27 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_cna
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