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Security Bulletin: SONAS Fix Available for Code Injection via Command Line Interface and SONAS Graphical User Interface (CVE-2012-2163)

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SONAS has a vulnerability that allows SONAS administrative users to execute commands as root.



CVE ID: CVE-2012-2163

An error in the command execution of the SONAS Command Line Interface and the SONAS Graphical User Interface could be leveraged by an SONAS administrative user to execute native Linux commands as root user.

CVSS Base Score: 9
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)


  • Affected releases: SONAS 1.1 through 1.3.1.
  • Releases/systems/configurations NOT affected: None.


Vendor Fix(es): The issue is fixed in SONAS 1.3.2. SONAS customer running an earlier SONAS version (e.g. SONAS 1.2, SONAS 1.3, SONAS 1.3.1) must upgrade to SONAS 1.3.2 or a later version

Workaround(s): None.

Mitigation(s): None.



  • 07/27/2012: Original copy published.
  • 16/05/2013: Restructured the document as per new guidelines.

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Flash.

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Document information

More support for: Scale Out Network Attached Storage

Version: 1.3

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: S1004170

Modified date: 03 July 2013