IBM Tivoli Storage Manager up to 6.1.0 Access Restriction access control

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager up to 6.1.0 (Backup Software). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality of the component Access Restriction. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. The summary by CVE is:

The server in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) 5.x and 6.x before and 7.x before allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and replace file backups by using a certain backup option in conjunction with a filename that matches a previously used filename.

The weakness was disclosed 11/18/2014 by Bartlomiej Balcerek (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-4817 since 07/09/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 81493 (Tivoli Storage Manager Server Unauthorized Backup File Displacement), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc..

Upgrading to version 6.1.1 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (95444) and Tenable (81493).







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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 81493
Nessus Name: Tivoli Storage Manager Server Unauthorized Backup File Displacement
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Upgrade: Tivoli Storage Manager 6.1.1


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Researcher: Bartlomiej Balcerek
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CVE: CVE-2014-4817 (🔍)
X-Force: 95444
Vulnerability Center: 48843 - IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Local Security Bypass Vulnerability, Low
SecurityFocus: 71109 - Tivoli Storage Manager Server CVE-2014-4817 Local Unauthorized Access Vulnerability


Created: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 04/04/2022 09:16 AM
Changes: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM (63), 06/21/2017 11:02 AM (5), 04/04/2022 09:16 AM (3)
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