A vulnerability in the authentication mechanism used by the Legato NetWorker Management Console may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands.
The EMC NetWorker (formerly Legato NetWorker) family of products provides solutions for backup and recovery of data. It includes the EMC NetWorker Management Console option which provides a Java-based interface for monitoring, administration, and reporting for NetWorker environments. The NetWorker Management Console configures and uses a weak form of authentication to connect to managed NetWorker backup servers. Any remote attacker with knowledge of this authentication mechanism could impersonate the NetWorker Management Console system and connect to the affected servers with root privileges.
A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary commands on a vulnerable system. The attacker-supplied commands would be executed with root privileges. Secondary impacts include, but are not limited to, compromise of backup archive integrity.
Apply an update
EMC has published patches to address this issue. Please see the Systems Affected section of this document for additional details.
Restrict access to the affected component
Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Computer Incident Response Team (N-CIRT) Lab for reporting this issue.
This document was written by Chad R Dougherty.
|Date First Published:||2007-03-02|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-03-19 18:49 UTC|