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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESA-2016-146: EMC Avamar Data Store and Avamar Virtual
Edition Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
24 January 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: EMC Avamar Data Store
EMC Avamar Virtual Edition
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2016-8214
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ESA-2016-146: EMC Avamar Data Store and Avamar Virtual Edition Privilege
EMC Identifier: ESA-2016-146
CVE Identifier: CVE-2016-8214
Severity Rating: CVSSv3 Base Score: 6.7 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
- - EMC Avamar Data Store (ADS) and Avamar Virtual Edition (AVE) versions 7.3.0
EMC Avamar Data Store (ADS) and Avamar Virtual Edition (AVE) versions 7.3.0
and 7.3.1 contain a vulnerability that may allow malicious administrators to
compromise Avamar servers.
Incorrect file ownership may allow a malicious administrative user to bypass
some sudo command restrictions and execute commands as root, resulting in a
privilege escalation vulnerability.
The following EMC Avamar releases contain a resolution to this vulnerability:
- - Avamar Server Version 7.3.0 with Hotfix 268253
- - Avamar Server Version 7.3.1 with Hotfix 272363
EMC recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.
Link to remedies:
To upgrade your EMC Avamar system, contact your account representative or EMC
Remote Proactive Customer Support at https://support.emc.com and refer to this
EMC would like to thank Thorsten Tullmann from Karlsruhe Institute of
Technology (KIT), Germany, for reporting the issue described in this advisory.
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
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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.
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