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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

            ESA-2011-021: EMC Data Protection Advisor sensitive
                   information disclosure vulnerability
                               28 July 2011


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:          EMC Data Protection Advisor
Publisher:        EMC
Operating System: Windows
                  Red Hat
Impact/Access:    Access Confidential Data -- Unknown/Unspecified
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:        CVE-2011-1742  

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ESA-2011-021: EMC Data Protection Advisor sensitive information disclosure vulnerability.

EMC Identifier: ESA-2011-021

CVE Identifier: CVE-2011-1742

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected products:

EMC SW: EMC Data Protection Advisor earlier than 5.8.1

Vulnerability Summary: 
A vulnerability exists in EMC Data Protection Advisor in which sensitive information may be exposed in clear text in the configuration file. 

Vulnerability Details: 
In certain situations, sensitive account credentials may potentially be displayed in clear text in the DPA configuration file. The credentials are not stored in clear text by default or during normal operation of the product. Review EMC Knowledgebase solution <A href="http://solutions.emc.com/emcsolutionview.asp?id=esg122538">esg122538</A> to determine if your existing installation has already been exposed to this issue.  

Problem Resolution: 
The following EMC Data Protection Advisor products contain resolution to this issue: 
EMC Data Protection Advisor 5.7.1 (Hot Fix DPA-9792)  
EMC Data Protection Advisor 5.8 (Hot Fix DPA-9792)  
EMC Data Protection Advisor 5.8.1  

EMC strongly recommends all customers upgrade and/or apply identified security hot fixes at the earliest opportunity. Customers may also follow instructions provided in EMC Knowledgebase solution esg122538 to mitigate existing instances of the issue. Security hot fixes must be applied to prevent any future instances of the issue.  

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. 

Please contact EMC Technical Support at 1-800-782-4362  for obtaining the Hot Fixes.  

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 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

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (Cygwin)


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