IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager (TBSM) reconfig and SM_server log information disclosure

tbsm-reconfig-information-disclosure (39822) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager (TBSM) could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information. Passwords are stores in cleartext in the reconfig and SM_server log files. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain the passwords and other sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.1
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 1.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Apply the latest Fix Pack for IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager (Interim Fix 1, 4.1.1.0 or later), available from IBM Support & downloads Web site. See References.

References:

  • IBM Support & downloads: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Interim Fix 1(4.1.1.0-TIV-BSM-IF0001).
  • BID-27388: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager Password Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-0441: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager (TBSM) 4.1.1 stores passwords in cleartext (1) after external authentication, which triggers writing the password to SM_server.log; and (2) after a reconfig action; which allows local users to obtain sensitive information.
  • OSVDB ID: 40477: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager SM_server.log Password Disclosure
  • SA28603: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager Password Disclosure
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019250: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager Discloses Passwords to Local Users

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager 4.1.1

Reported:

Jan 21, 2008

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