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Security Bulletin: A Security vulnerability has been discovered in Apache Struts which impacts the DS8000 GUI (CVE-2014-0114)

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A security vulnerability has been discovered in Apache Struts which impacts the DS8000 GUI.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0114
DESCRIPTION: Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the failure to restrict the setting of Class Loader attributes. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the class parameter of an ActionForm object to manipulate the ClassLoader and execute arbitrary code on the system.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5

CVSS Temporal Score: See for more information

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

DS8870 GUI Release 6.3 and all Releases 7.X


IBM strongly suggests that you install the vulnerability fix identified immediately below:
Users on R7.0 or R7.1 are advised to upgrade to R7.2 or R7.3 code bundles listed below.

Users on R7.2 or R7.3 can either apply the ICS patch or upgrade to the code bundles listed below.

DS8700 and DS8800 are advised to upgrade to recommended code bundle listed below.

Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
DS8870 R7.2-R7.3 ICS_DSGUI_STRUTS_PATCH_v1.0 N/A 07/09/2014
R7.2 N/A 07/09/2014
R7.3 N/A July /2014
DS8800 N/A 07/09/2014
DS8700 N/A 07/09/2014

Please contact your IBM representative to order and install the ICS CD or updated microcode

Workarounds and Mitigations

The following steps can help mitigate, but not eliminate the risks of this vulnerability:
Ensure that the DS8000 HMC is installed behind a firewall that limits access to the ports.

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Related information

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Change History

10/26/2014 - table update with R7.3 VRMF

*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 Security Bulletin.


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Document information

More support for: DS8870

Version: 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

Operating system(s): MCP

Reference #: S1004807

Modified date: 04 May 2017

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