Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Tomcat affects IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize, IBM Spectrum Virtualize and IBM FlashSystem products

## Summary

A vulnerability in Apache Tomcat affects the product’s management GUI, potentially allowing an attacker to cause a denial of service. The Command Line Interface is unaffected.

## Vulnerability Details

**CVEID: **[CVE-2021-42340]()
**DESCRIPTION: **Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a memory leak flaw in WebSocket connections. By sending a specially-crafted request using OutOfMemoryError, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

## Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) | Version(s)
SAN Volume Controller and Storwize Family | 8.4

Versions 8.3.1 and earlier are not affected.

## Remediation/Fixes

IBM recommends that you fix this vulnerability by upgrading affected versions of IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM Storwize V5000 and V5100, IBM Storwize V5000E, IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, IBM FlashSystem V9000, IBM FlashSystem 9100 Family, IBM FlashSystem 9200, IBM FlashSystem 7200, IBM FlashSystem 5200 and IBM FlashSystem 5000 to the following code levels or higher:

[Latest IBM SAN Volume Controller Code]()
[Latest IBM Storwize V7000 Code]()
[Latest IBM Storwize V5000 and V5100 Code]()
[Latest IBM Storwize V5000E Code]()
[Latest IBM FlashSystem V9000 Code]()
[Latest IBM FlashSystem 9100 Family Code]( “” )
[Latest IBM FlashSystem 9200 Code]( “” )
[Latest IBM FlashSystem 7200 Code]( “” )
[Latest IBM FlashSystem 5000 and 5200 Code]( “” )
[Latest IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software]()
[Latest IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud]()

For the Storage Nodes of IBM FlashSystem 900, please apply the fixes recommended in the [IBM FlashSystem security bulletin]() for this issue.

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### References

[Complete CVSS v3 Guide]( “Link resides outside of” )
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## Related Information

[IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal]()
[IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog]()

## Acknowledgement

## Change History

17 Jan 2022: Initial Publication

*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.

## Disclaimer

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## Document Location


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