IBM SAN Volume Controller up to 8.1.1 inadequate encryption

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in IBM SAN Volume Controller, Storwize, Spectrum Virtualize and FlashSystem up to 8.1.1. This vulnerability affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a inadequate encryption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-326. The product stores or transmits sensitive data using an encryption scheme that is theoretically sound, but is not strong enough for the level of protection required. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 05/14/2018. The weakness was shared 05/17/2018 by Security Team (Basti) with Google Security Team (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2018-1466 since 12/13/2017. The attack can be initiated remotely. The successful exploitation requires a single authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 03/14/2023). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1600.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 3 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The entries 117958, 117960, 117961 and 117962 are related to this item.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.1
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.0
VulDB Temp Score: 5.0
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Class: Inadequate encryption
CWE: CWE-326 / CWE-310
ATT&CK: T1600

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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12/13/2017 🔍
05/11/2018 +149 days 🔍
05/14/2018 +3 days 🔍
05/17/2018 +2 days 🔍
05/17/2018 +0 days 🔍
05/18/2018 +1 days 🔍
03/14/2023 +1761 days 🔍



Researcher: Security Team (Basti)
Organization: Google Security Team
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2018-1466 (🔍)
X-Force: 140397
SecurityFocus: 104349 - Multiple IBM Products Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 05/18/2018 09:01 AM
Updated: 03/14/2023 09:29 AM
Changes: 05/18/2018 09:01 AM (61), 02/07/2020 10:01 AM (6), 03/14/2023 09:28 AM (3), 03/14/2023 09:29 AM (1)
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