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        ESA-2017-010: EMC RecoverPoint SSL Stripping Vulnerability
                               21 March 2017


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:          EMC RecoverPoint
Publisher:        EMC
Operating System: Virtualisation
Impact/Access:    Access Privileged Data         -- Remote with User Interaction
                  Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:        CVE-2016-6650  

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ESA-2017-010: EMC RecoverPoint SSL Stripping Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2017-010

CVE Identifier: CVE-2016-6650

Severity Rating: CVSS v3 Base Score: CVSS v3 Score: 6.8 

Affected products:

EMC RecoverPoint versions prior to 5.0

EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines versions prior to 5.0

Summary: EMC RecoverPoint update contains a fix for a SSL Stripping 
Vulnerability that may potentially be exploited by malicious users to 
compromise the affected system.

Details: The Unisphere for RecoverPoint management interface does not enforce
SSL encryption from the client side. A man-in-the-middle attacker may trick 
the Unisphere for RecoverPoint browser to send information like login 
credentials in plain text. RecoverPoint 5.0 now supports HTTP Strict Transport
Security (HSTS) to mitigate this issue. It can be enabled with a configuration
change. For more information, see RecoverPoints Security Configuration
Guide and RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines Security Configuration Guide.


The following EMC RecoverPoint releases contain resolutions to these 

EMC RecoverPoint 5.0

EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines 5.0

EMC recommends all customers upgrade to one of the above versions at the 
earliest opportunity. Customers are strongly advised to limit administrator 
privileges to trusted users and change default passwords to minimize the risk.
See Security Configuration Guide for details.

Link to remedies:

Customers can download software from: 


EMC would like to thank Mike Erman, Jack Baker and Joshua Burbrink from 
Northrop Grumman for reporting this vulnerability

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