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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESA-2013-078: EMC Document Sciences xPression Multiple Vulnerabilities
20 November 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: EMC Document Sciences xPression
Operating System: Windows Server 2008
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Cross-site Request Forgery -- Remote with User Interaction
Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2013-6177 CVE-2013-6176 CVE-2013-6175
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ESA-2013-078: EMC Document Sciences xPression Multiple Vulnerabilities
EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-078
CVE Identifier: CVE-2013-6173, CVE-2013-6174, CVE-2013-6175, CVE-2013-6176,
Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: See below for individuals scores
Version 4.1 SP1, 4.2 and 4.5 are affected for following products:
EMC Document Sciences xPression Enterprise Edition Publish Engine
EMC Document Sciences xPression Enterprise Edition Compuset Engine
EMC Document Sciences xPression Documentum Edition
EMC Document Sciences xPression is vulnerable to multiple vulnerabilities that
could be exploited by malicious users.
EMC Document Sciences xPression may be susceptible to the following
1. Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability (CVE-2013-6173)
CVSSv2 Base score: 8.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:C/A:P)
The attacker can conduct CSRF attacks to perform unauthorized administrative
actions in xAdmin and xDashboard by getting a user with active administrative
session to click on specially-crafted links that are embedded within an email,
web page or other source by a malicious attacker.
This vulnerability is not applicable to EMC Document Sciences xPression 4.1.x
2. Open Redirect Vulnerability (CVE-2013-6174)
CVSSv2 Base score: 6.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Some parameters in xAdmin may allow remote attackers to redirect users to
arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks.
3. Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-6175)
CVSSv2 Base score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Several xAdmin and xDashboard forms are vulnerable to cross-site scripting
vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities could be exploited by getting an
authenticated user to click on specially-crafted links that a malicious
attacker can embed within an email, web page or other source. This may lead to
execution of malicious html requests or scripts in the context of the
4. SQL Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2013-6176)
CVSSv2 Base score: 8.5 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
An unauthorized xAdmin or xDashboard user can conduct SQL injection attacks to
read and modify data in the SQL database.
5. Path Traversal Vulnerability (CVE-2013-6177)
CVSSv2 Base score: 6.8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:N)
An unauthorized xDashboard user can exploit this vulnerability to read
arbitrary files from the affected file system.
The following products contain resolution to these issues:
EMC Document Sciences xPression 4.1 SP1 Patch 47 and later
EMC Document Sciences xPression 4.2 Patch 26 and later
EMC Document Sciences xPression 4.5 Patch 05 and later
EMC strongly recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.
Link to remedies:
The software patches can be obtained by submitting an upgrade request form from
EMC would like thank the following individuals from Verizon Enterprise
Solutions - Threat and Vulnerability Management (GCIS):
Discovery: Sertan Kolat and Omer Coskun
Coordination: Thierry Zoller
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.
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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