Title: CVE-2013-20004 Denial of service in StarWind Products

Note: StarWind will continue to update this vulnerability as new information becomes available.

Vulnerability ID: SW-20130215-0001

Version: 1.0

Date: 2013-02-15

Status: Final

CVEs: CVE-2013-20004


It is possible to set service in a state when it exhausts the server memory.


When client Initiator is configured to connect to non-existent target, service does not limit number of connection attempts and leaks memory on each connection attempt.
It can lead to non-functional iSCSI Target when significant amount of server memory leaked.

Vulnerability Scoring

CVE CVSS 2.0 Score CVSS 3.x Score


7.5 (HIGH) 9.8 (CRITICAL)




Resource Hyperlink
NVD https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-20004


Affected Products:

iSCSI SAN (Windows Native)  Version 6.0, build 2013-01-16

Not affected products:

StarWind VSAN for Hyper-V (all versions)

StarWind VSAN for vSphere (all versions)

StarWind SA (any setup)

StarWind VTLA (any setup)

StarWind VTL component (all versions)

StarWind V2V (all versions)

StarWind Tape Redirector component (all versions)

StarWind Deduplication Analyzer (all versions)

StarWind rPerf (all versions)

StarWind iSCSI Accelerator (all versions)

Software Versions and Fixes

Fixed in iSCSI SAN (Windows Native) Version 6.0, build 2013-03-20


Update to iSCSI SAN (Windows Native) Version 6.0, build 2013-03-20 or higher

Obtaining Software Fixes 

Software updates will be available in StarWind release notes – https://www.starwindsoftware.com/release-notes-build. To update the software, perform the steps described at the following link  – https://knowledgebase.starwindsoftware.com/guidance/upgrading-from-any-starwind-version-to-any-starwind-version/ or contact support to perform an update. You can submit a support request using the following link https://www.starwindsoftware.com/support-form or contact Support directly via email support@starwind.com or via phone +1 617 829 4499.

Status of Notice


StarWind will continue to update information regarding this vulnerability as new details become available.

This vulnerability article should be considered as the single source of current, up-to-date, authorized and accurate information posted by StarWind Software.

Revision History 

Revision # Date Comments
1.0 2013-02-15 Initial Public Release and Final Status