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          ESA-2016-062: EMC Data Domain Multiple Vulnerabilities
                               13 June 2016


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:          EMC Data Domain
Publisher:        EMC
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access:    Root Compromise        -- Existing Account
                  Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:        CVE-2016-0912 CVE-2016-0911 

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ESA-2016-062: EMC Data Domain Multiple Vulnerabilities

EMC Identifier: ESA-2016-062

CVE Identifier: CVE-2016-0911, CVE-2016-0912

Severity Rating: See below for individual scores for each CVE

Affected products:

EMC Data Domain OS 5.4: All versions

EMC Data Domain OS 5.5: All versions

EMC Data Domain OS 5.6: All versions

EMC Data Domain OS 5.7: version and below


EMC Data Domain contains fixes for multiple security vulnerabilities that 
could potentially be exploited by malicious users to compromise the affected 


CVE-2016-0911 - EMC Data Domain Insecure NFS Mount Options Vulnerability:

Data Domain allows administrator level users to create NFS exports and 
no_root_squash is used by default which allows client to mount the NFS export
as root.

CVSS v3 Base Score: 8.2 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVE-2016-0912 - EMC Data Domain Insecure Password Reset Vulnerabilities:

Data Domain allows users to change their own password without providing the 
current password. Data Domain also allows malicious users who belong to 
certain roles to change passwords of other users belonging to the same role.

CVSS v3 Base Score: 6.8 (AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)


The following EMC Data Domain OS release contains resolutions to these 

EMC Data Domain OS version

Note to Customers:

EMC recommends customers to always configure all NFS exports with root_squash.

In addition, once you upgrade to the version mentioned above, we also 
recommend hardening the system by using registry settings to change the 
default from no_root_squash to root_squash. For additional information refer 
to knowledge base article - https://support.emc.com/kb/484174

EMC recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.

Link to remedies:

Registered EMC Online Support customers can download patches and software from
support.emc.com at


If you have any questions, contact EMC support.

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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