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EMC Avamar 5.0.4-26 Privilege Escalation

EMC Avamar 5.0.4-26 Privilege Escalation
Posted Mar 16, 2011
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EMC Avamar contains a potential privilege escalation vulnerability that may allow an authenticated user to obtain escalated administrative privileges in the affected system. Versions 5.0.4-26 and below are affected.

tags | advisory
advisories | CVE-2011-0648
SHA-256 | 04f8e91f925dd81db300371745a3fc691eba8975aa3bd0d81547fb9578dc8bad

EMC Avamar 5.0.4-26 Privilege Escalation

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ESA-2011-006: EMC Avamar privilege escalation vulnerability.

EMC Identifier: ESA-2011-006

CVE Identifier: CVE-2011-0648

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 8.5 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected products:
EMC Avamar version v5.0.4-26 and earlier

Vulnerability Summary:
A vulnerability exists in EMC Avamar which may be exploited to get escalated privileges in the affected system.

Vulnerability Details:
EMC Avamar contains a potential privilege escalation vulnerability that may allow an authenticated user to obtain escalated administrative privileges in the affected system.

Problem Resolution:
The following EMC Avamar products contain resolution to this issue:

• EMC Avamar versions v4.1.0-1470, v4.1.1-340, v4.1.2-33, v5.0.0-407, -409, -410, v5.0.1-32, v5.0.2-41, and v5.0.3-29 with hotfix 24753 applied
• EMC Avamar 5.0.4-30 or later

EMC strongly recommends all customers apply the hotfix or upgrade to Avamar Version 5.0.4-30 or later, which contain the resolution to this issue, at the earliest opportunity.

Link to remedies:
For the location of the hotfix and installation instructions please see KB article esg119699. To upgrade the Avamar server to v5.0 SP4 please contact Avamar Customer Support to schedule an upgrade.

For explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to EMC Knowledgebase solution emc218831. EMC recommends that 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 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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