IBM Spectrum Protect Plus up to 10.1.5 Log File cleartext storage

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in IBM Spectrum Protect Plus up to 10.1.5 (Backup Software). This affects an unknown function of the component Log File. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak encryption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-312. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.0 through 10.1.5 discloses highly sensitive information in plain text in the virgo log file which could be used in further attacks against the system. IBM X-Force ID: 181779.

The weakness was published 06/15/2020 (Website). The advisory is shared at ibm.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2020-4477 since 12/30/2019. The exploitability is told to be difficult. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. The successful exploitation requires a authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (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 (181779). Similar entries are available at 156764, 156763 and 156762.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.2

VulDB Base Score: 3.1
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Class: Weak encryption (CWE-312)
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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-2020-4477 (🔒)
X-Force: 181779

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Created: 06/16/2020 12:02 PM
Updated: 10/24/2020 06:38 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_cna
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