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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
EMC Avamar Client for VMware Sensitive Information Disclosure Vulnerability
30 October 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: EMC Avamar
Operating System: Windows
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Root Compromise -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2012-4610
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ESA-2012-053: EMC Avamar Client for VMware Sensitive Information Disclosure Vulnerability
EMC Identifier: ESA-2012-053
CVE Identifier: CVE-2012-4610
Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 8.3 (AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
EMC Avamar Client for VMware 6.1
Vulnerability exists in EMC Avamar Client for VMware v6.1 that may lead to sensitive information disclosure.
The Avamar Server root user password is stored in plain text on Avamar VMWare proxy client. This could allow a malicious user with network access to proxy client and Avamar Server to gain privileged access to the Avamar server.
EMC Avamar Client for VMware hotfix 40843 contains the resolution to this issue.
The hotfix can be applied to proxies running the following software versions:
EMC Avamar Client for VMware 6.1.100-333
EMC Avamar Client for VMware 6.1.100-402
EMC strongly recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity and change the existing Avamar Server root user passwords. Refer to EMC Knowledgebase solution http://solutions.emc.com/emcsolutionview.asp?id=esg131813 for more details.
Link to Remedies:
To schedule platform security patch installation, contact EMC Avamar Customer Support: http://www.emc.com/contact/.
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.
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 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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