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IBM TS3100/TS3200 Web UI Authentication Bypass

IBM TS3100/TS3200 Web UI Authentication Bypass
Posted Dec 21, 2011
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The IBM TS3200/TS3200 Web User Interface is vulnerable to an authentication bypass attack. By sending a series of requests to the authentication function, it is possible to trigger a condition which causes the application to grant an access cookie which permits remote administration. Firmware less than A.60 is affected.

tags | exploit, remote, web
advisories | CVE-2011-1372
SHA-256 | 251930962a416ff086d78263b78eb5f8dcc016095a831b437bd5a97ae19df1ac

IBM TS3100/TS3200 Web UI Authentication Bypass

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Trustwave's SpiderLabs Security Advisory TWSL2011-018:
Authentication Bypass Vulnerability in IBM TS3100/TS3200 Web User Interface


Published: 2011-12-20
Version: 1.0

Vendor: IBM (http://www.ibm.com)
Product: TS3100/TS3200 Tape Library
Version affected: Firmware less than A.60

Product description:
Entry-level tape library designed to provide reliable,high capacity, high
performance tape backup. The TS3100/TS3200 models and its storage
management applications are designed to address capacity, performance, data
protection, reliability, availability, affordability and application
requirements. It is designed as a functionally rich, entry tape-storage
solution incorporating LTO Ultrium tape technology.

Credit: Martin Murfitt of Trustwave SpiderLabs

Finding: Authentication Bypass (Web Management Console)
CVE: CVE-2011-1372

The IBM TS3200/TS3200 Web User Interface is vulnerable to an authentication
bypass attack. By sending a series of requests to the authentication
function, it is possible to trigger a condition which causes the
application to grant an access cookie which permits remote administration.

Repeated queries using the following HTTP query arguments provided
administrative access to the appliance after several tries:


The password is not believed to be significant. Once access is granted,
the following cookies are set on the client's browser:

Cookie: RMU_LEVEL=3; RMU_LOGIN=9999

Remediation Steps:
Update firmware version to A.60 or above.

Revision History:
1/17/11 - Vulnerability disclosed
11/18/11 - Patch released by vendor
12/20/11 - Advisory published

1. http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/tape/ts3200/

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network infrastructure, data communications and critical
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with offices throughout North America, South America,
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incidents, performed thousands of ethical hacking exercises
and tested the security of hundreds of business applications
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