copyright | disclaimer | privacy | contact  
Australia's Leading Computer Emergency Response Team
Search this site

On this site

 > About AusCERT
 > Membership
 > Contact Us
 > PKI Services
 > Publications
 > Sec. Bulletins
 > Conferences
 > News & Media
 > Services
 > Web Log
 > Site Map
 > Site Help
 > Member login


ESB-2015.0007 - [Win] EMC Replication Manager and EMC AppSync: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Existing account

Date: 05 January 2015

Click here for printable version
Click here for PGP verifiable version
Hash: SHA1

             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

           ESA-2014-179: EMC Replication Manager and EMC AppSync
              Unquoted Service Path Enumeration Vulnerability
                              5 January 2015


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:          EMC Replication Manager
                  EMC AppSync
Publisher:        EMC
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access:    Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:        CVE-2014-4634  

- --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT--------------------

ESA-2014-179: EMC Replication Manager and EMC AppSync Unquoted Service Path 
Enumeration Vulnerability 

EMC Identifier: ESA-2014-179

CVE Identifier: CVE-2014-4634

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected products:  

EMC Replication Manager versions prior to 5.5.2
EMC AppSync versions prior to 2.1.0


EMC Replication Manager and EMC AppSync may contain unquoted entries in the 
Windows registry service path that could potentially be exploited by an 
attacker to execute malicious programs.


Certain Windows registry service paths in EMC AppSync and EMC Replication 
Manager may contain unquoted entries. An attacker could potentially exploit 
this vulnerability to execute malicious programs with elevated privileges.  


The following products contain the resolution to this issue:
EMC Replication Manager version 5.5.2 Hotfix. Customer needs to upgrade
from earlier versions of RM to 552 and then apply the hotfix.
EMC AppSync 2.1.0

EMC recommends all customers upgrade to one of the versions listed above for 
their respective product at the earliest opportunity 

Link to remedies:

Customers can download the upgrades from EMC Support (
EMC Replication Manager 5.5.2:
EMC AppSync 2.1.0:

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

- --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT--------------------

You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's
registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is
maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue
receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If
you do not know who that is, please send an email to
and we will forward your request to the appropriate person.

NOTE: Third Party Rights
This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members.  As
AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control
over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice
contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or
organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's
site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences
which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in
this security bulletin.

NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin.  It may
not be updated when updates to the original are made.  If downloading at
a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly
from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current.

Contact information for the authors of the original document is included
in the Security Bulletin above.  If you have any questions or need further
information, please contact them directly.

Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from:

Australian Computer Emergency Response Team
The University of Queensland
Qld 4072

Internet Email:
Facsimile:      (07) 3365 7031
Telephone:      (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417)
                AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours
                which are GMT+10:00 (AEST).
                On call after hours for member emergencies only.