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EMC Data Protection Advisor JBOSS Remote Code Execution

EMC Data Protection Advisor JBOSS Remote Code Execution
Posted Dec 20, 2013

The EMC DPA Illuminator service (DPA_Illuminator.exe) listening on port 8090 (tcp/http) and 8453 (tcp/https) embeds JBOSS servlets (JMXInvokerServlet and EJBInvokerServlet). These JBOSS servlets are vulnerable to a remote code execution vulnerability that allows for execution with NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM privileges.

tags | advisory, remote, web, tcp, code execution
advisories | CVE-2012-0874
MD5 | ec2e558613dd8dd72e775bc2ab9742b9

EMC Data Protection Advisor JBOSS Remote Code Execution

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ESA-2013-094: EMC Data Protection Advisor JBOSS Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-094

CVE Identifier: CVE-2012-0874

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected products:
• All EMC Data Protection Advisor (DPA) versions of 5.x

EMC DPA may be vulnerable to remote code execution vulnerability.

The DPA Illuminator service (DPA_Illuminator.exe) listening on port 8090 (tcp/http) and 8453 (tcp/https) embeds JBOSS servlets (JMXInvokerServlet and EJBInvokerServlet). These JBOSS servlets are vulnerable to remote code execution vulnerability. The vulnerability could be exploited to execute remote code with NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM privileges. See for more details.

Affected JBOSS servlets are not required for DPA functionality. This vulnerability does not affect EMC DPA versions 6.x.

Follow the steps below to remove the vulnerable JBOSS servlets from DPA 5.x system and mitigate the security risk.

The following products contain the resolution to this issue:
• EMC DPA version 6.x and later.

Workaround for DPA 5.x versions:
1. Stop the DPA Illuminator service.
2. Open <Install dir>\Illuminator_Server\JBoss\server\illuminator\deploy. For example: C:\Program Files\EMC\DPA\Illuminator_Server\JBoss\server\illuminator\deploy
3. Delete http-invoker.sar directory.
4. Start the DPA Illuminator service.

EMC strongly recommends all customers upgrade to version 6.x or higher or apply workaround for 5.x versions at the earliest opportunity.

Link to remedies:

Registered EMC Online Support customers can download patches and software from at:

EMC would like to thank Andrea Micalizzi (aka rgod) for discovering this issue.

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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