Hitachi has admitted that its JP1 network and server management system could be vulnerable to denial of service attacks.
The problem is related to a flaw in software controlling security, access control and performance features.
Hitachi has issued patches for the flaw and says a workaround for the problem can also be used until the system is patched.
For the workaround, Hitachi said filtering rules could be set on the operating system or router giving only trustworthy IP addresses access the port that JP1 uses.
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Finnish researchers recently reported that software used in the internet’s domain name system was vulnerable to denial of service attacks by remote hackers.
Hitachi has said that its products are not vulnerable to this vulnerability, but products from other suppliers, including Juniper Networks, are vulnerable.