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EMC Watch4net Information Disclosure

EMC Watch4net Information Disclosure
Posted Dec 24, 2013
Site emc.com

EMC Watch4Net stores passwords of devices polled during monitoring in clear text in Watch4Net installation repository. This could allow a malicious user with access to Watch4Net installation repository to view those passwords. EMC Watch4Net versions prior to 6.3 are affected.

tags | advisory
advisories | CVE-2013-6181
SHA-256 | dd223f7be190cfe700a37714a67484eaa394ab4b6e2dd082260c0c252209f106

EMC Watch4net Information Disclosure

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ESA-2013-091: EMC Watch4net Information Disclosure Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-091

CVE Identifier: CVE-2013-6181

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: CVSS 6.8 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)


Affected products:

• EMC Watch4Net versions prior to 6.3.


Summary:

EMC Watch4net stores device passwords in clear text in its installation repository.


Details:

EMC Watch4Net stores passwords of devices polled during monitoring in clear text in Watch4Net installation repository. This could allow a malicious user with access to Watch4Net installation repository to view those passwords.


Resolution:

The following products contain the resolution to this issue:
• EMC Watch4net 6.3 or higher
The credentials are stored encrypted in configuration files.

EMC strongly recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity to version 6.3 or higher.


Link to remedies:

Customers can download software from https://support.emc.com/products/28924_Watch4net



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 Corporation distributes EMC Security Advisories, in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected EMC products, important security information. 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.



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