Brocade SANnav Web Interface Vulnerability Allows Remote Access Without Authentication

CVECVE-2023-31424
CVSScvssV3_1: 8.1
SourceCVE-2023-31424

The Brocade SANnav storage area network (SAN) management tool was found to have a vulnerability in versions 2.3.0 and below as well as 2.2.2a and below. This vulnerability allows remote unauthenticated users to bypass the web authentication and authorization mechanisms.

Brocade SANnav is used to manage SANs which connect storage devices like hard drives and tape drives to servers. It has a web-based interface that network administrators use to configure and monitor the SAN. However, due to this vulnerability, attackers can access this interface without needing any valid credentials.

Attackers can exploit this vulnerability by directly accessing the unauthenticated web pages and interfaces within Brocade SANnav. This allows them to view sensitive information like the SAN configuration and connected devices. They may also be able to make changes to the SAN setup which could impact storage access for users.

To protect against exploits of this vulnerability, network administrators should immediately update their Brocade SANnav installations to version 2.3.0 or above. Enabling multi-factor authentication can also make exploitation more difficult. Proper access controls should ensure only authorized users can reach the management interface. Monitoring for unauthorized access attempts can help detect any exploits. Taking timely action to patch known vulnerabilities is crucial for network and data security.

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