CVE-2023-3454 Brocade Fabric OS Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Brocade Fabric OS versions v9.0 prior to v9.2.0 are susceptible to a vulnerability that could allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code to gain root access.


Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to disclosure of sensitive information, addition or modification of data, or Denial of Service (DoS).

Vulnerability Scoring Details

CVE Score Vector
CVE-2023-3454 8.6 (HIGH) CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:L

Exploitation and Public Announcements

NetApp is aware of public discussion of this vulnerability.


Affected Products

  • Brocade Fabric Operating System Firmware

Products Not Affected

  • AFF BIOS - A700s
  • AFF Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - A700s
  • ATTO FibreBridge - 7500N
  • ATTO FibreBridge - 7600N
  • Active IQ Unified Manager for Linux
  • Active IQ Unified Manager for Microsoft Windows
  • Active IQ Unified Manager for VMware vSphere
  • Active IQ mobile app
  • Astra Control Center
  • Astra Control Center - NetApp Kubernetes Monitoring Operator
  • Astra Control Provisioner
  • Astra Trident
  • Astra Trident Autosupport
  • BlueXP Classification
  • Brocade SAN Navigator (SANnav)
  • Cloud Insights Acquisition Unit
  • Cloud Insights Storage Workload Security Agent
  • Cloud Insights Telegraf Agent
  • Cloud Volumes ONTAP Mediator
  • E-Series BIOS
  • E-Series SANtricity OS Controller Software 11.x
  • E-Series SANtricity Unified Manager and Web Services Proxy
  • Element .NET SDK
  • Element HealthTools
  • Element JAVA SDK
  • Element Plug-in for vCenter Server
  • Element Powershell Tools
  • Element Python SDK
  • FAS/AFF BIOS - 2820
  • FAS/AFF BIOS - 8300/8700/A400/C400
  • FAS/AFF BIOS - A250/500f/C250
  • FAS/AFF BIOS - A300/8200/A200/2650/2620/C190/A220/2720/2750/A150
  • FAS/AFF BIOS - A320
  • FAS/AFF BIOS - A700/9000
  • FAS/AFF BIOS - A800/C800
  • FAS/AFF BIOS - A900/9500
  • FAS/AFF Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - 8300/8700/A400/C400
  • FAS/AFF Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - A250/500f/C250
  • FAS/AFF Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - A320
  • FAS/AFF Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - A800/C800
  • FAS/AFF Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - A900/9500
  • FAS/AFF Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - C190/A150/A220/FAS2720/FAS2750
  • FAS/AFF Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - FAS2820
  • FAS/AFF Service Processor - A300/8200/A200/2650/2620
  • FAS/AFF Service Processor - A700/9000
  • Global File Cache
  • Host Utilities - SAN for Linux
  • Host Utilities - SAN for Windows
  • IOM12 SAS Disk Shelf Firmware
  • IOM12B SAS Disk Shelf Firmware
  • IOM12E SAS Disk Shelf Firmware
  • IOM12F SAS Disk Shelf Firmware
  • IOM12G SAS Disk Shelf Firmware
  • IOM6 SAS Disk Shelf Firmware
  • IOM6E SAS Disk Shelf Firmware
  • Management Services for Element Software and NetApp HCI
  • MetroCluster DataCollector
  • MetroCluster Tiebreaker for clustered Data ONTAP
  • Multipath I/O (SANtricity DSM for Windows MPIO)
  • NetApp BlueXP
  • NetApp Converged Systems Advisor Agent
  • NetApp DataOps Toolkit
  • NetApp E-Series Host Collection
  • NetApp E-Series SANtricity Collection
  • NetApp HCI Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - H300S/H500S/H700S/H410S
  • NetApp HCI Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - H410C
  • NetApp HCI Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - H610C
  • NetApp HCI Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - H610S
  • NetApp HCI Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - H615C
  • NetApp HCI Compute Node (Bootstrap OS)
  • NetApp HCI Compute Node BIOS
  • NetApp HCI Storage Node BIOS
  • NetApp Kubernetes Monitoring Operator
  • NetApp Manageability SDK
  • NetApp NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI
  • NetApp ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit (PSTK)
  • NetApp SolidFire & HCI Management Node
  • NetApp SolidFire & HCI Storage Node (Element Software)
  • NetApp SolidFire Plug-in for vRealize Orchestrator (SolidFire vRO)
  • NetApp XCP NFS
  • NetApp XCP SMB
  • ONTAP 9 (formerly Clustered Data ONTAP)
  • ONTAP Antivirus Connector
  • ONTAP Mediator
  • ONTAP Select Deploy administration utility
  • ONTAP tools for VMware vSphere 10
  • ONTAP tools for VMware vSphere 9
  • OnCommand Insight
  • OnCommand Workflow Automation
  • RcfFileGenerator for MetroCluster IP
  • SANtricity Storage Plugin for vCenter
  • SRA Plugin for Linux
  • SRA Plugin for Windows
  • Single Mailbox Recovery
  • Snap Creator Framework
  • SnapCenter
  • SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere/BlueXP backup and Recovery for Virtual Machine
  • SnapGathers
  • SnapManager for Hyper-V
  • SolidFire Storage Replication Adapter
  • StorageGRID (formerly StorageGRID Webscale)
  • StorageGRID BIOS SG1000/SG100/SG1100/SG110
  • StorageGRID BIOS SG5660/SG5612/SG5760/SG5712
  • StorageGRID BIOS SG5812/SG5860
  • StorageGRID BIOS SG6060/SGF6024/SGF6112/SG6160
  • StorageGRID Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - SG6060/SG6160/SGF6024/SGF6112/SG100/SG110/SG1000/SG1100
  • StorageGRID Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) SG5812/SG5860
  • System Manager 9.x
  • Terraform Provider for ONTAP

Software Versions and Fixes

NetApp's currently available patches are listed below.

Product First Fixed in Release
Brocade Fabric Operating System Firmware


Refer to the vendor advisory.

Obtaining Software Fixes

Software fixes will be made available through the NetApp Support website in the Software Download section.

Customers who do not have access to the Support website should contact Technical Support at the number below to obtain the patches.

Contact Information

Check for further updates.
For questions, contact NetApp at:

Technical Support
1 888 4 NETAPP (1 888 463 8277) (U.S. and Canada)
+00 800 44 638277 (EMEA/Europe)
+800 800 80 800 (Asia/Pacific)

Status of This Notice


This advisory should be considered the single source of current, up-to-date, authorized and accurate information from NetApp regarding Full Support products and versions.

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Revision History

Revision # Date Comments
1.0 20240628 Initial Public Release, Final status

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