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EMC AutoStart is vulnerable to remote code execution via specially crafted packets

Vulnerability Note VU#581276

Original Release Date: 2015-04-30 | Last Revised: 2015-04-30

Overview

EMC AutoStart, version 5.5.0 and earlier, is vulnerable to remote command execution via specially crafted packets.

Description

EMC AutoStart is an enterprise software application developed to help networks and service maintain a high level of availability. AutoStart can manage clusters of applications or nodes as well as single instances.

Affected versions of EMC AutoStart fail to communicate securely between nodes, leading to the possibility of packet injection. Remote code execution with SYSTEM or root privileges is possible for attackers with knowledge of the AutoStart domain name. By sending crafted packets to the ftagent running on the remote system, it is possible to run commands to write and execute data to an absolute or relative file path on the remote system.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated user may be able to execute arbitrary commands with SYSTEM or root privileges.

Solution

Apply an update

EMC has released update 5.5.0.508 (HF4) to address this vulnerability. Please contact EMC Technical Support to request the hot fix (reference hotfix 1073, service alert 1078). Affected users should update to the latest version as soon as possible.

Use a firewall to limit access

System administrators can set the system firewall to limit TCP port 8045 access to known good systems that run the EMC AutoStart controller application.

Vendor Information

581276
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

EMC Corporation

Notified:  September 08, 2014 Updated:  April 28, 2015

Statement Date:   April 28, 2015

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

EMC AutoStart versions 5.5.0 and earlier are affected.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 9.3 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 8.4 E:F/RL:W/RC:C
Environmental 6.3 CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the reporter who wishes to remain anonymous.

This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2015-0538
Date Public: 2015-04-30
Date First Published: 2015-04-30
Date Last Updated: 2015-04-30 20:12 UTC
Document Revision: 38

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