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Security Bulletin: Hardware failure diagnostic information can include customer data fragments in IBM System Storage Storwize V7000 Unified (CVE-2013-6737)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Hardware failure diagnostics for a 1691 error include customer data fragments that may be copied from the system by an authorized user who might not otherwise have access to that data.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2013-6737
DESCRIPTION:
 
In the event of a rare hardware fault (error code 1691), fragments of customer data are dumped to a file that may later be copied from the system by an authorized user of the system who might not otherwise have access to that particular data. The user has no control over which fragments of customer data a fault causes to be dumped into the file that may be copied. Although this vulnerability could compromise the confidentiality of the data in the dump file, it should not otherwise impact the availability or integrity of the system.
 
CVE-2013-6737
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/89782 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)
 
AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
 
IBM System Storage Storwize V7000 Unified
 
All products are affected when running code releases 1.3 and 1.4.
 

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified system
The product is affected when running code releases 1.3.0.0 to 1.4.0.X

Remediation/Fixes

IBM recommends that you fix this vulnerability by upgrading affected versions of IBM System Storage Storwize V7000 Unified to the following code level or higher:

 
1.4.3.0

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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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

11 Jun 2014:    Original copy published
 
 
*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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*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.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Document information

More support for: IBM Storwize V7000 Unified (2073)
1.3

Version: 1.3, 1.4

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: S1004676

Modified date: 29 September 2015