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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   EMC NetWorker Vendors:   EMC
EMC NetWorker nsrpush File Permission Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028509
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-0940   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 3 2013
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Modification of system information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to versions and
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in EMC NetWorker. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The client nsrpush process may configure certain files with insecure permissions. A local user can modify the files to cause arbitrary code to be executed with root privileges.

Stefan Wuensch of Harvard University reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (,
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (SGI/IRIX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), UNIX (Tru64)

Message History:   None.

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