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Security Bulletin: Administrator password can be reset without authentication on the IBM V7000 Unified (CVE-2014-4811)

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

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-4811

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

CVSS Base Score: 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified

All version 1.4 fix levels starting with and up to but not including version are impacted. No other code releases are vulnerable.


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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Change History

10 Sep 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: 1.4

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: S1004869

Modified date: 08 September 2015