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Security Bulletin: IBM Storage Fusion may be vulnerable to Unauthorized requests (SSRF), Improper path traversal, via, (CVE-2022-3172, CVE-2022-3162)

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Kubernetes' apimachinery and apiserver are used by IBM Storage Fusion to interact with the OpenShift platform. Vulnerabilities in these libraries include the possibility of unauthorized requests (server-side request forgery) and improper path traversal, as described the the CVEs listed in the "Vulnerability Details" section.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-3172
DESCRIPTION:   Kubernetes kube-apiserver is vulnerable to server-side request forgery, caused by a flaw with allowing an aggregated API server to redirect client traffic to any URL. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct SSRF attack to unexpected actions and the client's API server credentials to third parties.
CVSS Base score: 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-3162
DESCRIPTION:   Kubernetes kube-apiserver could allow a remote authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by improper authorization. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read custom resources of a different kind in the same API group they are not authorized to read.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
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:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Storage Fusion2.1.0 - 2.6.1


IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now.

Product(s)Version(s) number and/or range Remediation/Fix/Instructions
IBM Storage Fusion2.1.0 - 2.6.1

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

16 Nov 2023: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
16 November 2023