CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)


Published Dec 14, 2023
Updated: Dec 19, 2023
CWE ID 1393


CVE-2023-43042 is a vulnerability that affects IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize, IBM FlashSystem, and IBM Storage Virtualize 8.3 products. These products utilize default passwords for a privileged user, making them susceptible to unauthorized access. The vulnerability has a high severity rating and a base score of 7.5 according to NIST's National Vulnerability Database (NVD). The exploitability score is 3.9, and the confidentiality impact is rated as high. The attack vector is through the network, with no privileges required and no user interaction necessary. The potential danger this vulnerability poses to organizations lies in the unauthorized access to sensitive data stored on these IBM products. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations should change the default passwords for the privileged user accounts on affected systems.

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