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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Service Assistant GUI affects SAN Volume Controller, Storwize family and FlashSystem V9000 products (CVE-2017-1710)

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability in the Service Assistant GUI affects IBM SAN Volume Controller, Storwize Family and FlashSystem V9000 products. The Service Assistant CLI interface is unaffected.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1710
A vulnerability in the Service Assistant GUI could allow a remote attacker to perform a privilege escalation.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SAN Volume Controller
IBM Storwize V7000
IBM Storwize V5000
IBM FlashSystem V9000

All products are affected when running supported release only. For unsupported versions of the above products, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.


IBM recommends that you fix this vulnerability by upgrading affected versions of IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize V7000, V5000 and FlashSystem V9000 to the following code levels or higher:

Latest SAN Volume Controller Code
Latest Storwize V7000 Code
Latest Storwize V5000 Code
Latest FlashSystem V9000 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.

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Change History

8 Nov 2017: Original version 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.


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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Disk Storage Systems IBM Storwize V5000 8.1 Platform Independent 8.1
Storage Virtualization SAN Volume Controller 8.1 Platform Independent 8.1
Flash Storage IBM FlashSystem V9000 Platform Independent

Document information

More support for: IBM Storwize V7000 (2076)

Version: 8.1

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: S1010788

Modified date: 08 November 2017