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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   EMC RecoverPoint Vendors:   EMC
EMC RecoverPoint File Permission and Command Injection Bugs Let Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037727
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037727
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-6648, CVE-2016-6649   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 27 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.4.1.1
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in EMC RecoverPoint. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local administrator user with configuration privileges can exploit a file permissions flaw to view a sensitive system file and gain elevated privileges [CVE-2016-6648].

Mike Erman and Joshua Burbrink from Northrop Grumman reported this vulnerability.

A local user administrator user with configuration privileges can exploit a command injection flaw to gain root privileges [CVE-2016-6649].

Geoffrey Janjua, Mike Erman, Josh Burbrink, and Ryan Bland from Northrop Grumman reported this vulnerability.

EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is also affected by these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.4.1.1, 5.0; for Virtual Machines 4.3.1.4, 5.0; Advisory ESA-2016-132).
Vendor URL:  www.emc.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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