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Seagate BlackArmor device static administrator password reset vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#515283

Original Release Date: 2012-05-23 | Last Revised: 2012-07-18


The Seagate BlackArmor network attached storage device contains a static administrator password reset vulnerability.


The Seagate BlackArmor network attached storage device contain a static php file used to reset the administrator password. A remote unauthenticated attacker with access to the device's management web server can directly access the webpage, http://DevicesIpAddress/d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e.php and reset the administrator password.


A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to reset the administrator password of the device.



The vendor has stated that updated firmware has been released that addresses this vulnerability. Updated firmware for 1, 2 and 4-bay Seagate BlackArmor devices can be found under the "Downloads" tab on vendor's support website.

The firmware versions that are reported to address this vulnerability are:
BlackArmorNAS 110: 1000.1301
BlackArmorNAS 220: 2000.1311
BlackArmorNAS 440: 4000.1391

Restrict network access

Restrict network access to the Seagate BlackArmor network attached storage devices system web interface and other devices using open protocols like HTTP.

Vendor Information


Seagate Technology LLC Affected

Notified:  March 07, 2012 Updated: July 17, 2012

Statement Date:   June 26, 2012



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

Vendor release notes:

Release Date: June 12th, 2012
File size: 36 MB

Feature Enhancement:
Complete overhaul of the Seagate Global Access service offering that includes:

Vendor References

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 7.5 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Temporal 5.8 E:POC/RL:W/RC:UC
Environmental 1.6 CDP:L/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Jason Ellison for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2012-2568
Date Public: 2012-05-23
Date First Published: 2012-05-23
Date Last Updated: 2012-07-18 20:11 UTC
Document Revision: 29

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