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        ESA-2015-118: EMC Avamar Directory Traversal Vulnerability
                               24 July 2015


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:          EMC Avamar
Publisher:        EMC
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                  VMware ESX Server
Impact/Access:    Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:        CVE-2015-4527  

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ESA-2015-118: EMC Avamar Directory Traversal Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2015-118

CVE Identifier: CVE-2015-4527

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)

Affected products:

EMC Avamar Server all versions from 7.0 to 7.1.1-145 (inclusive)

EMC Avamar Virtual Addition (AVE) all versions from 7.0 to 7.1.1-145 


EMC Avamar includes a directory traversal vulnerability that could potentially
be exploited by malicious users to access the data on the Avamar Server


EMC Avamar is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability when used with 
Avamar Desktop/Laptop client. Attackers could potentially exploit this 
vulnerability to access unauthorized files on the Avamar Server by supplying 
specifically crafted strings in the input parameters via Avamar Desktop/Laptop
client interface. The vulnerability does not allow deletion or modification of
affected files and does not affect other user interfaces.


The following EMC Avamar release contains resolutions to this issue:

EMC Avamar Virtual Edition version 7.1.2

EMC Avamar Server version 7.1.2

EMC recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.

Link to remedies:

To schedule an upgrade and/or hotfix installation contact EMC Customer Support
at https://support.emc.com.


EMC would like to thank Kristian Erik Hermansen at Undisclosed Ventures for 
reporting this issue

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.

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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