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EMC Data Protection Advisor Denial Of Service

EMC Data Protection Advisor Denial Of Service
Posted Apr 19, 2012
Site emc.com

EMC Data Protection Advisor (DPA) contains vulnerabilities that can potentially be exploited by malicious users to cause denial of service.

tags | advisory, denial of service, vulnerability
advisories | CVE-2012-0406, CVE-2012-0407
MD5 | 77b529a904905e1b948cbf7832e4bf6c

EMC Data Protection Advisor Denial Of Service

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ESA-2012-018: EMC Data Protection Advisor Multiple Vulnerabilities

EMC Identifier: ESA-2012-018, DPA-14718
CVE Identifier: CVE-2012-0406
CVE Identifier: CVE-2012-0407

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: See below for CVSS Base Scores for individual issues.

Affected products:

EMC Data Protection Advisor Server 5.5 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Server 5.5 SP1 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Server 5.6 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Server 5.6 SP1 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Server 5.7 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Server 5.7 SP1 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Server 5.8 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Server 5.8 SP1 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector 5.5 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector 5.5 SP1 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector 5.6 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector 5.6 SP1 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector 5.7 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector 5.7 SP1 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector 5.8 (all platforms)
EMC Data Protection Advisor Collector 5.8 SP1 (all platforms)


Summary:
EMC Data Protection Advisor (DPA) contains vulnerabilities that can potentially be exploited by malicious users to cause denial of service.

Details:
Two vulnerabilities have been identified in EMC DPA, which can potentially be exploited by malicious users to cause denial of service.

1. A NULL pointer dereference can occur if specially crafted data is sent to the Controller, Listener or Collector process (CVE-2012-0406). This can cause crashes and denial-of-service. CVSS Base Score is 7.8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C).
2. A long integer overflow can occur if specially crafted data is sent to the Controller, Listener or Collector process (CVE-2012-0407). This can cause the affected thread to busy-wait and use 100% CPU. CVSS Base Score is 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P).

Resolution:

The Security Hotfix DPA-14718 for following DPA products contains resolutions to these issues. Security Hotfixes are available for all affected platforms, except as noted below.

EMC DPA Server 5.5 (build 5115)
EMC DPA Server 5.5 SP1 (build 5272)
EMC DPA Server 5.6 (build 5426)
EMC DPA Server 5.6 SP1 (build 5653)
EMC DPA Server 5.7 (build 5690)
EMC DPA Server 5.7 SP1 (build 5794)
EMC DPA Server 5.8 (build 5934)
EMC DPA Server 5.8 SP1 (build 5991)
EMC DPA Collector 5.5 (build 5115)
EMC DPA Collector 5.5 SP1 (build 5272)
EMC DPA Collector 5.6 (build 5426)
EMC DPA Collector 5.6 SP1 (build 5653)
EMC DPA Collector 5.7 (build 5690)
EMC DPA Collector 5.7 SP1 (build 5794)
EMC DPA Collector 5.8 (build 5934)
EMC DPA Collector 5.8 SP1 (build 5991)

Note: You need to be on the specific build versions listed above to be able to apply the security hotfix. Fixes for 5.5 SP1 and 5.5 DPA Collector for AIX will be available upon request. Please contact EMC support for more information.

Exploits for these vulnerabilities are publicly available. EMC strongly recommends that all customers upgrade to latest version of the products and apply the security hot fixes identified above, which contain the resolution to this issue, at the earliest opportunity.

Link to Remedies:

Registered EMC customers can download software from Powerlink. For EMC Data Protection Software, navigate in Powerlink to Home > Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads D > Data Protection Advisor

Because the view is restricted based on customer agreements, you may not have permission to view certain downloads. Should you not see a software download you believe you should have access to, follow the instructions in EMC Knowledgebase solution emc116045.

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.

EMC Product Security Response Center
Security_Alert@EMC.com
http://www.emc.com/contact-us/contact/product-security-response-center.htm



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