#VU12149 Information disclosure in IBM Spectrum Scale

Published: 2018-04-25 | Updated: 2018-04-25

Vulnerability identifier: #VU12149

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-1654


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
IBM Spectrum Scale
Client/Desktop applications / File managers, FTP clients

Vendor: IBM Corporation


The vulnerability allows a local unprivileged attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a flaw in the IBM Spectrum Scale component. A local attacker can obtain potentially sensitive information from dump files and cause the information to be transferred to IBM during service engagements.

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Vulnerable software versions

IBM Spectrum Scale: 4.1.1 - 5.0.0

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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