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Security Bulletin: Administrator password can be reset without authentication on SAN Volume Controller and Storwize Family (CVE-2014-4811)

Security Bulletin


Summary

The administrator superuser password can be reset to a default value without requiring prior authentication

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-4811
DESCRIPTION:

An unauthorized user with network access to a system's administrative IP (Internet Protocol) address may be able to reset the administrator superuser password to a default value via a web browser. This would allow the user to gain access and issue administrative commands, with the potential to disrupt normal system operation

CVE-2014-4811
CVSS Base Score: 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/95387 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

*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.


Note: 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.

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SAN Volume Controller
IBM Storwize V7000
IBM Storwize V5000
IBM Storwize V3700
IBM Storwize V3500

All products are affected when running Release 7.2. All 7.2 fix levels starting with 7.2.0.0 and up to but not including version 7.2.0.8 are impacted. No other code releases are vulnerable.

Remediation/Fixes

IBM recommends that you fix this vulnerability by upgrading affected versions of IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize V7000, V5000, V3700 and V3500 to the following code level or higher:

7.2.0.8

Latest SAN Volume Controller Code
Latest Storwize V7000 Code
Latest Storwize V5000 Code
Latest Storwize V3700 Code
Latest Storwize V3500 Code

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.

References

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 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.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Disk Storage Systems IBM Storwize V5000 Platform Independent 7.1, 7.2
Disk Storage Systems IBM Storwize V3700 (2072) N/A, Platform Independent 6.4, 7.1, 7.2
Disk Storage Systems IBM Storwize V3500 (2071) Platform Independent 6.4, 7.1, 7.2
Storage Virtualization SAN Volume Controller Platform Independent 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2

Document information

More support for: IBM Storwize V7000 (2076)
6.1

Version: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: S1004846

Modified date: 28 August 2014