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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESA-2014-055: EMC Network Configuration Manager (NCM) Report
Advisor Session Fixation Vulnerability
11 August 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: EMC Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-2509
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ESA-2014-055: EMC Network Configuration Manager (NCM) Report Advisor Session
EMC Identifier: ESA-2014-055
CVE Identifier: CVE-2014-2509
Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:P/A:P)
EMC NCM Report Advisor 9.2.2a and earlier
Summary: EMC NCM Report Advisor is vulnerable to session fixation
vulnerability that can be potentially exploited by malicious users to
compromise the affected system.
The Report Advisor component in EMC NCM is vulnerable to session fixation
vulnerability where the session cookie is set prior to authentication. An
attacker can potentially exploit this vulnerability by stealing a NCM user's
session and accessing the application with the NCM user's privileges.
The vulnerable Report Advisor (RA) component has been removed from EMC NCM
version 9.3 installation package by default.
Customers who are using RA version 9.2.2.a and earlier (including the
integration with NCM 9.3) are advised to follow one or more upgrade paths
Scenario 1: Customers who have deployed Report Advisor (RA) 9.2.2a with NCM 9.3
on separate hosts are recommended to upgrade by following the steps below:
Step 1: Upgrade NCM 9.3 Application/Combination server to NCM 9.3
Step 2: Upgrade RA 9.2.2a to RA 9.2.2a Patch 4
NOTE: RA 9.2.2a Patch 4 is not compatible with NCM 9.3 *without* Patch 1 (and
above) installed. NCM 9.3 Patch 1 is available for download on
Scenario 2: Customers who have deployed Report Advisor (RA) 9.2.2a with NCM 9.3
on the same host are recommended to upgrade by following the steps below:
Upgrade NCM 9.3 Application/Combination server to NCM 9.3 Patch 1
Scenario 3: Customers who have deployed Report Advisor (RA) 9.2.2a with NCM
9.2.2a are recommended to upgrade by following the steps below:
Upgrade RA and Application/Combination server to 9.2.2a Patch 4
Patch Installation Table
NCM version 9.3.0.x NCM version 9.2.2.a.x
Local Report Advisor 9.2.2.a 9.3.0 Patch 1 Only 9.2.2.a Patch 4
Remote Report Advisor 9.2.2a 9.3.0. Patch 1 for AS/Combo Server & 9.2.2a Patch 4 for AS/Combo Server &
9.2.2A Patch 4 for Report Advisor Server 9.2.2a Patch 4 for Report Advisor Server
EMC recommends all customers using RA upgrade to the above versions listed at
the earliest opportunity or uninstall RA alone, if not used.
Link to remedies:
Customers can download the software from
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
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and any relevant temporal and environmental scores which may impact the
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