Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) affects the IBM FlashSystem model V840

ID C5BC6A8A20C5E595B6773CB368EFD7BC771C03C2AD355C52EF7D05090227DAB5
Type ibm
Reporter IBM
Modified 2018-06-18T00:36:15



There is a vulnerability in Mozilla NSS to which the IBM® FlashSystem™ V840 is susceptible. An exploit of this vulnerability (CVE-2016-9074) could make the system susceptible to timing side-channel attacks which could be leveraged to allow launch of further attacks on the system

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-9074
DESCRIPTION: Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS), as used in Mozilla Firefox, could provide weaker than expected security, caused by an insufficient mitigation of timing side-channel attacks. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain launch further attacks on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Storage Node machine type and models (MTMs) affected: 9840-AE1 and 9843-AE1
Controller Node MTMs affected: 9846-AC0, 9848-AC0, 9846-AC1, and 9848-AC1

Supported storage node code versions which are affected
· VRMFs prior to
· VRMFs prior to

Supported controller node code versions which are affected
· VRMFs prior to or
· VRMFs prior to
· VRMFs prior to
· VRMFs prior to or


V840 MTMs

| VRMF| APAR| Remediation/First Fix
Storage nodes:
9846-AE1 &

Controller nodes:
9848-AC0, &
9848-AC1| _Code fixes are available, the minimum remediating VRMF by code stream:

Storage Node VRMF
1.4 stream:
_1.3 stream:

Controller Node VRMF
7.8 stream: or
7.7 stream:
7.6 stream:
7.5 stream: or| _ __N/A_| FlashSystem V840 fixes for storage and controller node are available @ IBM’s Fix Central

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

22 December 2017 Original Version Published

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