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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESA-2016-036: EMC Unisphere for VMAX Virtual Appliance
Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability
18 April 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: EMC Unisphere
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Create Arbitrary Files -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-0889
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ESA-2016-036: EMC Unisphere for VMAX Virtual Appliance Arbitrary File Upload
EMC Identifier: ESA-2016-036
CVE Identifier: CVE-2016-0889
Severity Rating: CVSS v3 Base Score: 7.7 (AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:H)
EMC Unisphere for VMAX Virtual Appliance prior to 8.2.0
EMC Unisphere for VMAX Virtual Appliance contains a fix for an arbitrary file
upload vulnerability. This vulnerability could expose the VMAX Virtual
Appliance to be potentially compromised by malicious users.
EMC Unisphere for VMAX Virtual Appliance is affected by an Arbitrary File
Upload vulnerability. A certain HTTP servlet in vApp Manager accepts files
from an unauthenticated client and uses the file path provided by the client
to form the path on the server and writes the file to that path as the root
user. An attacker could exploit this scenario to write arbitrary files to
arbitrary paths as root user and compromise the system.
The following EMC Unisphere for VMAX Virtual Appliance release contains
resolution to this vulnerability:
EMC Unisphere for VMAX Virtual Appliance 8.2.0
EMC recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.
Link to remedies: https://support.emc.com/downloads/27045_Unisphere-for-VMAX
Credit: EMC would like to thank Travis Emmert of Salesforce.com for reporting
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.
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EMC Product Security Response Center
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