ESB-2017.2357 - [Win][Linux] EMC Data Protection Advisor: Increased privileges - Remote/unauthenticated 2017-09-19

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          EMC Data Protection Advisor Application Service Static
              Credentials Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
                             19 September 2017


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           EMC Data Protection Advisor
Publisher:         Zero Day Initiative
Operating System:  Windows
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade

Original Bulletin:

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EMC Data Protection Advisor Application Service Static Credentials 
Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

ZDI-17-811: September 15th, 2017



CVSS Score

7.8, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)

Affected Vendors


Affected Products

Data Protection Advisor

TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital
Vaccine protection filter ID 28106. For further product information on the 
TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to escalate privileges on 
vulnerable installations of EMC Data Protection Advisor. Authentication is not
required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the EMC DPA Application service, which listens
on TCP port 9002 by default. The issue results from hard-coded hidden user 
entries within the application database. An attacker can leverage this 
vulnerability to bypass authentication under the context of the Administrator.

Vendor Response

EMC has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be 
found at:

Disclosure Timeline

2017-04-12 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2017-09-15 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:


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