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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESA-2013-008: EMC AlphaStor Multiple Vulnerabilities
22 January 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: EMC AlphaStor
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2013-0929 CVE-2013-0928
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ESA-2013-008: EMC AlphaStor Multiple Vulnerabilities
EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-008
EMC Identifier: NW146708
CVE Identifier: CVE-2013-0928, CVE-2013-0929
Severity Rating: See below for individual severity scores
EMC AlphaStor 4.0 prior to build 800 (All platforms)
Vulnerabilities exist in EMC AlphaStor that could potentially be exploited by a
malicious user. These vulnerabilities could lead to remote code execution.
The Device Manager (rrobotd.exe) in EMC AlphaStor is vulnerable to following
Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2013-0928)
The Device Manager (rrobotd.exe) in EMC AlphaStor is vulnerable to command
injection via DCP run command when processing a set of limited Networker
commands on behalf of an unauthenticated remote user.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Format String Vulnerability (CVE-2013-0929)
_vsnsprintf function in the Device Manager (rrobotd.exe) is vulnerable to
format string vulnerability when processing incoming commands.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
These vulnerabilities could be exploited by a remote unauthenticated malicious
user and may lead to remote code execution.
The following EMC AlphaStor product contains a resolution to this issue:
EMC AlphaStor 4.0 build 800 and later
EMC strongly recommends all customers upgrade to above build at the earliest
Link to remedies:
Registered EMC Online Support customers can download software from
Select Support by Product and type AlphaStor(Direct link AlphaStor). From this
page select Downloads, Documentation or Advisories as required.
EMC would like to thank Aniway.Anyway@gmail.com working with TippingPoint's
Zero Day Initiative (http://www.zerodayinitiative.com) for reporting these
Read and use the information in this EMC Security Advisory to assist in
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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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