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Security Bulletin: Security Bulletin: A cross-site request forgery vulnerability affects the IBM FlashSystem model V9000 (CVE-2015-7446)

Security Bulletin


There is a cross-site request forgery vulnerability to which the IBM® FlashSystem™ V9000 is susceptible. An exploit of this vulnerability could allow cross-site scripting attacks, Web cache poisoning, and other malicious activities.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-7446
DESCRIPTION: IBM Flash System V9000 is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. By persuading an authenticated user to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could send a malformed HTTP request. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform cross-site scripting attacks, Web cache poisoning, and other malicious activities.
CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

FlashSystem V9000 including machine type and models (MTMs) for all available code levels. MTMs affected include 9846-AE2, 9848-AE2, 9846-AC2, and 9848-AC2


V9000 MTMs

VRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
V9000 MTMs:
9846-AC2 &
Code fixes are now available, the minimum VRMF containing the fix depends on the code stream. These code levels work for both the storage enclosure nodes (-AEx) and the control nodes (-ACx)

Code Fix VRMF .
7.6 stream: (or later)
7.5 stream: (or later)
7.4 stream: (or later)
N/ANo workarounds or mitigations, other than applying this code fix, are known for this vulnerability

FlashSystem V9000 fixes for storage and controller node are available @ IBM’s Fix Central

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

03 March 2016 Original Version Published

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018