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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   EMC Avamar Vendors:   EMC
EMC Avamar Password Hardening Package Weak Encryption Algorithm Lets Local Users Decrypt Passwords
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031117
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031117
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-4623   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 24 2014
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.0.x, 6.1.x, and 7.0.x; with optional Password hardening package prior to version 2.0.0.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in EMC Avamar. A local user can obtain passwords.

The Password hardening package stores passwords using the Unix crypt implementation. A local user can conduct brute force and dictionary attacks to determine the passwords.

Avamar Data Store (ADS) GEN4(S) and Avamar Virtual Edition (AVE) are affected.

Impact:   A local user can obtain passwords.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Password hardening package version 2.0.0.4 ; Advisory ESA-2014-094).
Vendor URL:  www.emc.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (FreeBSD), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Open UNIX-SCO), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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