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Security Bulletin: Privileged access can be obtained from IBM Service account on IBM Storwize V7000 Unified (CVE-2014-3043)

Security Bulletin


A fix is available for IBM Storwize V7000 Unified, for the security issue that privileged access can be obtained from IBM Service account.

Vulnerability Details


The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified service account can be used to obtain unauthorized privileges on a V7000 Unified system.

The service account is normally used for carrying out regular service functions in IBM Storwize V7000 Unified, such as, initiating a disk discovery process, including disks, applying software, setting the locale, adding or removing a node, changing an error state, setting an event, and writing a serial number.

CVSS Base Score: 6.8
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


A fix for this issue is in version of IBM Storwize V7000 Unified. Customers running an affected version of V7000 Unified should upgrade to or a later version to apply the fix.

Workarounds and Mitigations

Workaround(s) : None

Mitigation(s) : None

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Change History

15 July 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.


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Internal Use Only

PSIRT 1746

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018