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ESB-2014.1358 - [Win] EMC Network Configuration Manager (NCM): Unauthorised access - Remote/unauthenticated

Date: 11 August 2014

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       ESA-2014-055: EMC Network Configuration Manager (NCM) Report
                  Advisor Session Fixation Vulnerability
                              11 August 2014


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:          EMC Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Publisher:        EMC
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access:    Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:        CVE-2014-2509  

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ESA-2014-055: EMC Network Configuration Manager (NCM) Report Advisor Session 
Fixation Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2014-055

CVE Identifier: CVE-2014-2509

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:P/A:P)

Affected products:
	EMC NCM Report Advisor 9.2.2a and earlier

Summary:  EMC NCM Report Advisor is vulnerable to session fixation 
vulnerability that can be potentially exploited by malicious users to 
compromise the affected system.

The Report Advisor component in EMC NCM is vulnerable to session fixation 
vulnerability where the session cookie is set prior to authentication. An 
attacker can potentially exploit this vulnerability by stealing a NCM user's 
session and accessing the application with the NCM user's privileges.

The vulnerable Report Advisor (RA) component has been removed from EMC NCM 
version 9.3 installation package by default.

Customers who are using RA version 9.2.2.a and earlier (including the 
integration with NCM 9.3) are advised to follow one or more upgrade paths 

Scenario 1: Customers who have deployed Report Advisor (RA) 9.2.2a with NCM 9.3
on separate hosts are recommended to upgrade by following the steps below:

	Step 1: Upgrade NCM 9.3 Application/Combination server to NCM 9.3 
		Patch 1
	Step 2: Upgrade RA 9.2.2a to RA 9.2.2a Patch 4

NOTE: RA 9.2.2a Patch 4 is not compatible with NCM 9.3 *without* Patch 1 (and 
above) installed. NCM 9.3 Patch 1 is available for download on

Scenario 2: Customers who have deployed Report Advisor (RA) 9.2.2a with NCM 9.3
on the same host are recommended to upgrade by following the steps below:
	Upgrade NCM 9.3 Application/Combination server to NCM 9.3 Patch 1

Scenario 3: Customers who have deployed Report Advisor (RA) 9.2.2a with NCM 
9.2.2a are recommended to upgrade by following the steps below:
	Upgrade RA and Application/Combination server to 9.2.2a Patch 4 

Patch Installation Table

			        NCM version 9.3.0.x			  NCM version 9.2.2.a.x
Local Report Advisor 9.2.2.a	9.3.0 Patch 1 Only 		          9.2.2.a Patch 4
Remote Report Advisor 9.2.2a	9.3.0. Patch 1 for AS/Combo Server &      9.2.2a Patch 4 for AS/Combo Server &
				9.2.2A Patch 4 for Report Advisor Server  9.2.2a Patch 4 for Report Advisor Server

EMC recommends all customers using RA upgrade to the above versions listed at 
the earliest opportunity or uninstall RA alone, if not used.

Link to remedies:

Customers can download the software from

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.

EMC Product Security Response Center

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