Security Bulletin: GUI DoS vulnerability in IBM Storwize V7000 Unified (CVE-2014-0050)
Block module GUI interface can be disrupted by exploitation of Apache Tomcat vulnerability
This bulletin relates to vulnerabilities in the Apache Tomcat component in the block module which, if successfully exploited, could stop the product’s web server and deny access to the management GUI. The web server would restart automatically. The CLI interface is unaffected.
The vulnerability can only be exploited by an attacker who has access behind any firewalls that protect the system's management IP interface.
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/90987 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Storwize V7000 Unified
The product is affected when running code releases 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124
IBM recommends that you fix this vulnerability by upgrading affected versions of IBM Storwize V7000 Unified to the following code level or higher:
Latest Storwize V7000 Unified Software
Workarounds and Mitigations
Although IBM recommends that you install a level of code with a fix for this vulnerability, you can mitigate, although not eliminate, your risk until you have done so by ensuring that all users who have access to the system are authenticated by another security system such as a firewall.
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15 Jul 2014: Original copy published
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