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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESA-2011-010: EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector arbitrary code
execution with elevated privileges vulnerability
28 March 2011
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Data Protection Advisor Collector
Operating System: Solaris
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2011-1420
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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)
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
EMC would like to thank Stefan Wuensch of Harvard University for reporting the
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EMC Product Security Response Center
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