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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
EMC Documentum Content Server privilege elevation vulnerability
3 February 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: EMC Documentum Content Server
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Existing Account
Administrator Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2011-4144
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ESA-2012-009: EMC Documentum Content Server privilege elevation vulnerability.
EMC Identifier: ESA-2012-009
EMC Identifier: CS-16072
EMC Identifier: CS-16073
CVE Identifier: CVE-2011-4144
Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
EMC Documentum Content Server 6.0
EMC Documentum Content Server 6.5
EMC Documentum Content Server 6.6
EMC Documentum Content Server contains a privilege elevation vulnerability that may allow an unauthorized user to obtain highest administrative privileges on the system.
EMC Documentum Content Server contains a security vulnerability that may allow a system administrator to elevate their or other users' privileges to highest super user privileges without appropriate authorization. Refer to EMC Documentum Content Server documentation for information on Documentum Content Server user and group privileges.
The following EMC Documentum Content Serve products contain resolutions to this issue:
EMC Documentum Content Server 6.5 SP2 P02 and later
EMC Documentum Content Server 6.5 SP3 P02 and later
EMC Documentum Content Server 6.6 P02 and later
EMC strongly recommends all customers upgrade or install identified patches at the earliest opportunity.
Notes: EMC Documentum Content Server 6.7 and later is not affected by this issue.
Link to remedies:
Registered EMC Powerlink customers can download software from Powerlink: https://emc.subscribenet.com/control/dctm/product?plneID=3895. Download the appropriate version for your needs. Instructions for application and installation are included in the software download readme files or patch release notes.
EMC would like to thank Yuri Simione for reporting this issue.
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.
Notes: For an explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to EMC Knowledgebase solution emc218831. EMC recommends 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.
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EMC Product Security Response Center
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