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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Struts affects IBM System Storage Storwize V7000 Unified (CVE-2014-0094)

Security Bulletin


There is a ParametersInterceptor security bypass vulnerability in Apache Struts that is used by IBM System Storage Storwize V7000 Unified.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-0094

Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error in ParametersInterceptor. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the class parameter to manipulate the ClassLoader used by the application server.

CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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 except for version and above. Code release 1.5 is not affected.


IBM recommends that you fix this vulnerability by upgrading affected versions of IBM System Storage Storwize V7000 Unified to the following code levels 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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Change History

21 Jul 2014: First draft

*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: IBM Storwize V7000 Unified (2073)

Version: 1.3, 1.4

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: S1004861

Modified date: 11 September 2014