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IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 (MTM 2810-114, 2812-114) - access to open TCP ports might lead to loss of access to data

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On IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 (MTM 2810-114, 2812-114) that is running code level 11.0.1.a or lower, there are open TCP ports which if accessed might lead to system outage.



CVE ID: CVE-2012-2167

In systems with the affected code levels there are a set of TCP ports that were used for software error injection during test cycles. Those ports are not needed for normal operation, and therefore have now been closed. Under certain circumstances, data injected into the previously open ports could cause loss of access to data. Accordingly, installation of this update is recommended.

CVSS Base Score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 (MTM 2810-114, 2812-114) running code level below 11.0.1.a.

Upgrade code.

Vendor Fix(es):

Upgrade the code to level 11.1.0.a or higher.

Contact your Technical Advisor or other IBM support representative for additional information.


Do not run port checking tools against the IBM XIV Storage Systems Gen3 (MTM 2810-114, 2812-114), if it runs code level lower than 11.1.0.a

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· X-Force Vulnerability Database
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· IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*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: 2810 - XIV Storage System

Version: Not Applicable

Operating system(s): N/A

Software edition: N/A

Reference #: S1004217

Modified date: 29 September 2015

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