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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   EMC VPLEX Vendors:   EMC
EMC VPLEX GeoSynchrony Default Log Level Lets Local Users View Passwords
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034169
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034169
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-6847   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 17 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): GeoSynchrony 5.4 SP1, 5.4 SP1 Patch 1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in EMC VPLEX GeoSynchrony. A local user can obtain passwords on the target system.

When a user attemps to login via the NAVISPEHERE graphical user interface (GUI), the system logs the password in plaintext. A local user can obtain passwords.

Systems with the default log level setting are affected.

Systems configured with an external directory server (LDAP/AD) may allow a user to gain unauthorized access to other systems.

Impact:   A local user can obtain passwords on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.4 SP1 P3; Advisory ESA-2015-163).

Version 5.5 changes the default log level. However, users of version 5.5 must remove existing affected log files.

Vendor URL:  www.emc.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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