IBM Spectrum Protect up to 8.1.9.1 Web User Interface improper authentication

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A vulnerability has been found in IBM Spectrum Protect up to 8.1.9.1 (Backup Software) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality of the component Web User Interface. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak authentication vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-287. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

IBM Spectrum Protect Client 8.1.7.0 through 8.1.9.1 (Linux and Windows), 8.1.9.0 trough 8.1.9.1 (AIX) and IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management 8.1.7.0 through 8.1.9.1 (Linux), 8.1.9.0 through 8.1.9.1 (AIX) web user interfaces could allow an attacker to bypass authentication due to improper session validation which can result in access to unauthorized resources. IBM X-Force ID: 182019.

The weakness was released 06/15/2020 (Website). The advisory is available at ibm.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2020-4494 since 12/30/2019. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k 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 (182019). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 156761.

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Class: Weak authentication
CWE: CWE-287
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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-2020-4494 (🔒)
X-Force: 182019

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Created: 06/16/2020 12:02 PM
Updated: 10/24/2020 06:49 PM
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