ESA-2011-010: EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector arbitrary code execution with elevated privileges vulnerability




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ESA-2011-010: EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector arbitrary code execution with elevated privileges vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2011-010

CVE Identifier: CVE-2011-1420

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected products:
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector for Solaris SPARC 5.7 earlier than Build 5833
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector for Solaris SPARC 5.7.1 earlier than Build 5833

Vulnerability Summary:
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector for Solaris SPARC contains potential security vulnerability that can be exploited to execute malicious code with elevated privileges on the affected system.

Vulnerability Details:
Unspecified files in EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector for Solaris SPARC contain incorrect permissions. This can be potentially exploited in certain conditions by an authenticated user to execute malicious code in the context of privileged user on the affected system.

Problem Resolution:

The following EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector products contain resolution to this issue:

EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector for Solaris SPARC 5.7 (Build 5833)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector for Solaris SPARC 5.7.1 (Build 5833)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector for Solaris SPARC 5.7 Patch DPA-8873
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector for Solaris SPARC 5.7.1 Patch DPA-8873


Note: EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector binaries for other platforms are not affected.

EMC strongly recommends all customers apply the patch or upgrade to the latest version of the product, which contain the resolution to this issue, at the earliest opportunity.

Link to remedies:
Registered EMC Powerlink customers can download software from Powerlink.

For Data Protection Advisor Software, navigate in Powerlink to Home > Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads D > Data Protection Advisor.

Customers who previously downloaded version 5.7 and 5.7 SP1 of the product can contact EMC Customer Support at 1-800-782-4362 to obtain the patch.


Because the view is restricted based on customer agreements, you may not have permission to view certain downloads. Should you not see a software download you believe you should have access to, follow the instructions in EMC Knowledgebase solution emc116045.

For explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to EMC Knowledgebase solution emc218831. EMC recommends that all customers take into account both the base score and any relevant temporal and environmental scores, which may impact the potential severity associated with particular security vulnerability.

Credits:
EMC would like to thank Stefan Wuensch of Harvard University for reporting the issue.

EMC Corporation distributes EMC Security Advisories in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected EMC products important security information. EMC recommends all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. The information set forth herein is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. EMC disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall EMC or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if EMC or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

EMC Product Security Response Center
Security_Alert@xxxxxxx
http://www.emc.com/contact-us/contact/product-security-response-center.htm


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