IBM Support

Security Bulletin: Samba vulnerability issue on IBM Storwize V7000 Unified (CVE-2014-3493)

Security Bulletin


A fix is available for IBM Storwize V7000 Unified, for the security issue that an attacker could crash applications by exploiting a vulnerability in Samba

Vulnerability Details


Samba is used in IBM Storwize V7000 Unified to enable file management and authentication services for Microsoft Windows environments.

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified includes a version of Samba that is vulnerable to a denial of service. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.

CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified
The product is affected when running a code releases to and also and


A fix for these issues is in version and of IBM Storwize V7000 Unified. Customers running an affected version of IBM Storwize V7000 Unified should upgrade to or or a later version, so that the fix gets applied.

Workarounds and Mitigations

Workaround(s) :
Avoid use of authentication servers which are not protected behind a firewall. This vulnerability can be exploited only by someone who is authenticated.

Mitigation(s) : None

Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins





Change History

11 Sept 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.


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.

Internal Use Only

PSIRT 1903

[{"Product":{"code":"ST5Q4U","label":"IBM Storwize V7000 Unified (2073)"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU054","label":"Systems w\/TPS"},"Component":"1.4","Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"1.3;1.4;1.5","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"","label":""}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018