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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
EMC AutoStart Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
25 May 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: EMC AutoStart
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2012-0409
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ESA-2012-020: EMC AutoStart Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities.
EMC Identifier: ESA-2012-020
CVE Identifier: CVE-2012-0409
Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
EMC AutoStart 5.3.x
EMC AutoStart 5.4.x
EMC AutoStart contains multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities which can be exploited to potentially cause a denial of service, or possibly, execute arbitrary code within the context of the affected application.
Security flaws were detected in AutoStart where malicious packets could be sent to agents to cause buffer overflow. Message could be modified to send values, which could then be used in performing arithmetic operations which in turn is used to allocate memory. Memory corruption resulting from such allocations can be exploited to gain remote code execution, cause crashes or repeated restarting of AutoStart agents affecting availability of agents.
The following EMC AutoStart product contains resolution to these issues:
EMC AutoStart 5.4.3
EMC strongly recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity. Note: Customers on 5.3.x will have to first upgrade to 5.4.0 and then upgrade to 5.4.3 version.
Link to Remedies:
Registered EMC customers can download software from Powerlink. For EMC AutoStart Software, navigate in Powerlink to Home > Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads A-B > AutoStart
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.
EMC would like to thank gwslabs.com working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative (http://www.zerodayinitiative.com) for reporting these issues.
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.
Read and use the information in this EMC Security Advisory to assist in avoiding any situation that might arise from the problems described herein. If you have any questions regarding this product alert, contact EMC Software Technical Support at 1-877-534-2867.
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 that 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
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