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Category:   Device (Storage)  >   EMC Data Domain Vendors:   EMC
EMC Data Domain OS Command Injection Flaw Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037728
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-8216   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 27 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.4.x, 5.5.x prior to, 5.6.x prior to, 5.7.x.prior to
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in EMC Data Domain OS. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local administrator user can bypass the Data Domain restricted shell (ddsh) to execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges.

Geoffrey Janjua from Northrop Grumman reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (,,; Advisory ESA-2016-160).
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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