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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize, and IBM FlashSystem shipped with Cloud Pak System

Security Bulletin


Vulnerability found in IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize, and IBM FlashSystem shipped with Cloud Pak System. Cloud Pak System has addressed this vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29873
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Flash System V9000 could allow an authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information and cause a denial of service due to a restricted shell escape vulnerability. IBM X-Force ID: 206229.
CVSS Base score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Cloud Pak System2.3.0.1-
 SVC Firmware
 Flash Firmware
 v7000 Firmware
 fs7200 Firmware



For unsupported release/version/platform IBM recommends to upgrade to supported fixed release of the product.

Recommended Firmware updates are listed in the table below. Firmware has been updated with IBM Cloud Pak System v2.3.3.5.

Product (s) Fix Version(s) / Firmware
IBM Cloud Pak System v2.3.3.5
 v7000 supporting 2076-524, 2076-624
 fs72008.5.0.3 supporting 2076-824

For IBM Cloud Pak System v2.3.0.1, v2.3.1.1, v2.3.2.0, v2.3.3.0, v., v., v., v2.3.3.3 Interim Fix 1, v2.3.3.4

                    upgrade to IBM Cloud Pak System v2.3.3.5 at Fix Central

Information on upgrading :

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

27 Jul 2022: Initial Publication

*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 Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
13 August 2022