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  1. IBM DS4000 security issue when manager is compromised?

    Is there a possibility when a Hacker takes control of the SAN manager,
    that he reassigns LUN's of running systems, or that he disconnects
    LUN's?
    We want to install a DS4700 SAN system for some of our windows based
    servers. Some servers will be on our normal LAN and some servers will
    be on a secure (Process-control-Network) LAN. Managing the SAN will be
    done from a console on our none-secure LAN. I was wondering how that
    would jeopardize the data of our servers on the secure network.
    Is it possible for a hacker (once he has taken over control of the
    management console) to redirect the LUN's of our secure servers to
    servers on our non-secure LAN, or is it possible to manipulate the SAN
    in a way that data from the secure servers is also readable or
    accessible for others?
    Could he even break the LUN's link with running servers (for instance
    just by shutting down the entire SAN)?


  2. Re: IBM DS4000 security issue when manager is compromised?

    IP21Haas wrote:
    > Is there a possibility when a Hacker takes control of the SAN manager,
    > that he reassigns LUN's of running systems, or that he disconnects
    > LUN's?


    Why would they not be able to do this if they have access to
    the SAN manager?

    Any one who has management control of the SAN can manage the SAN

    > We want to install a DS4700 SAN system for some of our windows based
    > servers. Some servers will be on our normal LAN and some servers will
    > be on a secure (Process-control-Network) LAN. Managing the SAN will be
    > done from a console on our none-secure LAN. I was wondering how that
    > would jeopardize the data of our servers on the secure network.
    > Is it possible for a hacker (once he has taken over control of the
    > management console) to redirect the LUN's of our secure servers to
    > servers on our non-secure LAN, or is it possible to manipulate the SAN
    > in a way that data from the secure servers is also readable or
    > accessible for others?
    > Could he even break the LUN's link with running servers (for instance
    > just by shutting down the entire SAN)?


    He's the SAN manager so could do all of the above...

    Guy
    -- --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Guy Dawson I.T. Manager Crossflight Ltd
    gnues@crossflight.co.uk

  3. Re: IBM DS4000 security issue when manager is compromised?

    On Feb 15, 8:26 pm, "IP21Haas" wrote:
    > Is there a possibility when a Hacker takes control of the SAN manager,
    > that he reassigns LUN's of running systems, or that he disconnects
    > LUN's?
    > We want to install a DS4700 SAN system for some of our windows based
    > servers. Some servers will be on our normal LAN and some servers will
    > be on a secure (Process-control-Network) LAN. Managing the SAN will be
    > done from a console on our none-secure LAN. I was wondering how that
    > would jeopardize the data of our servers on the secure network.
    > Is it possible for a hacker (once he has taken over control of the
    > management console) to redirect the LUN's of our secure servers to
    > servers on our non-secure LAN, or is it possible to manipulate the SAN
    > in a way that data from the secure servers is also readable or
    > accessible for others?
    > Could he even break the LUN's link with running servers (for instance
    > just by shutting down the entire SAN)?


    Its not clear what do you want to ask. If anybody has the superuser
    privilege then he can do anything.
    are you asking regarding password protection in SAN manager cleint ?
    When you open storage manager client then it doesn't ask for password
    but if you enable password then it will ask for password before every
    activity through storage manager client. I hope during installation of
    storage manager client it doesn't ask for passwod setup so by default
    there is no password protection but you can implement.

    -Raju


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