IBM Security Bulletin

Number: AV16-001
Date: 02 January 2016


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the recently published security bulletin by IBM.


IBM has addressed a vulnerability in IBM Data Protection Extension in the VMware GUI component of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments.  This privilege escalation vulnerability could allow an authenticated malicious actor, with lower privilege right, to restore an existing virtual machine.  

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IBM has provided fixes to address this vulnerability.



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