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Security Bulletin: Password provided for executing chkauth is logged in audit log on IBM Storwize V7000 Unified (CVE-2014-3077)

Security Bulletin


A fix is available for IBM Storwize V7000 Unified, for the security issue that Password provided for executing chkauth is logged in audit log

Vulnerability Details


Under some circumstances, user details appear in the system audit log. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to the system.

CVSS Base Score: 1.7
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified
The product is affected when running code releases to


A fix for this issue is in version of IBM Storwize V7000 Unified. Customers running an affected version of V7000 Unified should upgrade to or a later version, so that the fix gets applied.

Workarounds and Mitigations

Workaround(s) :
Avoid use of authentication server which is not protected behind a firewall. This vulnerability can be exploited only by someone who could obtain access to the authentication server.

Mitigation(s) : None

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Change History

11 Sept 2014: First draft

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Document information

More support for: IBM Storwize V7000 Unified (2073)

Version: 1.3, 1.4

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: S1004837

Modified date: 11 September 2014