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EMC AlphaStor 4.0 Code Execution

EMC AlphaStor 4.0 Code Execution
Posted Jan 21, 2013
Authored by Aniway | Site emc.com

EMC AlphaStor version 4.0 prior to build 800 suffers from code execution and format string vulnerabilities.

tags | advisory, vulnerability, code execution
advisories | CVE-2013-0928, CVE-2013-0929
SHA-256 | e553b534252e9057c149a87cfdcee80ce12b2835916a738c969d3283215bdd6b

EMC AlphaStor 4.0 Code Execution

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ESA-2013-008: EMC AlphaStor Multiple Vulnerabilities

EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-008
EMC Identifier: NW146708

CVE Identifier: CVE-2013-0928, CVE-2013-0929

Severity Rating: See below for individual severity scores

Affected product:

EMC AlphaStor 4.0 prior to build 800 –(All platforms)


Vulnerabilities exist in EMC AlphaStor that could potentially be exploited by a malicious user. These vulnerabilities could lead to remote code execution.


The Device Manager (rrobotd.exe) in EMC AlphaStor is vulnerable to following vulnerabilities:

Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2013-0928)
The Device Manager (rrobotd.exe) in EMC AlphaStor is vulnerable to command injection via DCP “run command” when processing a set of limited Networker commands on behalf of an unauthenticated remote user.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Format String Vulnerability (CVE-2013-0929)
_vsnsprintf function in the Device Manager (rrobotd.exe) is vulnerable to format string vulnerability when processing incoming commands.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

These vulnerabilities could be exploited by a remote unauthenticated malicious user and may lead to remote code execution.


The following EMC AlphaStor product contains a resolution to this issue:
EMC AlphaStor 4.0 build 800 and later

EMC strongly recommends all customers upgrade to above build at the earliest opportunity.

Link to remedies:

Registered EMC Online Support customers can download software from support.emc.com.
Select “Support by Product” and type “AlphaStor”(Direct link AlphaStor). From this page select “Downloads”, “Documentation” or “Advisories” as required.


EMC would like to thank Aniway.Anyway@gmail.com working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative (http://www.zerodayinitiative.com) for reporting these issues.

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.

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


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