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IBM ServeRAID Manager exposes unauthenticated Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI) service

Vulnerability Note VU#597809

Original Release Date: 2020-02-12 | Last Revised: 2020-02-13


IBM ServeRAID Manager version 9.30-17006 and prior exposes a Java RMI that allows a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.


IBM ServeRAID Manager includes an embedded instance of Java version 1.4.2. Both ServeRAID Manager and Java 1.4.2 are no longer supported. ServeRAID Manager uses a Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI) on port 34571/tcp that listens on all interfaces by default. ServeRAID Manager runs with SYSTEM privileges on Microsoft Windows systems. An unauthenticated attacker with network access can exploit the vulnerable RMI interface to launch a remote class loader attack. This appears to be an instance of CVE-2011-3556.

The ServeRAID product name is used for hardware and software components variously owned and maintained by IBM, Lenovo, and other vendors. This vulnerability applies to IBM ServeRAID Manager software and no products or components from Lenovo or any other vendor.


An unauthenticated remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system, with SYSTEM privileges on Microsoft Windows.


ServeRAID Manager is no longer supported and we do not expect IBM to release fixes.

Restrict access

Configure ServeRAID Manager to listen on specific network interfaces (like localhost) or use a host-based firewall to restrict network access to 34571/tcp.

Vendor Information


IBM Corporation Affected

Notified:  November 07, 2019 Updated: February 11, 2020

Statement Date:   July 26, 2019



Vendor Statement

The product team has reviewed further and determined this is unsupported software with no plans to fix. We will be removing it from the web to avoid future confusion.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

Lenovo Not Affected

Notified:  June 06, 2019 Updated: February 11, 2020


Not Affected

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.


Lenovo was never responsible for the IBM ServeRAID Manager software.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 10 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 9.5 E:F/RL:U/RC:C
Environmental 2.4 CDP:ND/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Brendan Saulsbury, Ariel Montano Cardenas, Lavelle Perry, and Swagat Das for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Laurie Tyzenhaus.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2011-3556
Date Public: 2020-02-12
Date First Published: 2020-02-12
Date Last Updated: 2020-02-13 12:33 UTC
Document Revision: 56

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