#VU12308 Weak passwords requirements


Published: 2018-05-01

Vulnerability identifier: #VU12308

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3: 4.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-1447

CWE-ID: CWE-521

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Spectrum Protect Server
Server applications / Web servers
Spectrum Protect Snapshot
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor: IBM Corporation

Description
The vulnerability allows a local unauthenticated attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

The weakness exists due to the GSKit CMS KDB logic fails to salt the hash function resulting in weaker than expected protection of passwords. A weak password may be recovered. A local attacker can gain access to potentially sensitive information.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Spectrum Protect Server: 7.1, 7.2

Spectrum Protect Snapshot: 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.6

CPE

External links
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/139972


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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