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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   EMC Data Protection Advisor Vendors:   EMC
EMC Data Protection Advisor Hardcoded Password Lets Local Users Gain Administrative Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040484
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-1206   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 12 2018
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in EMC Data Protection Advisor. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The system contains a database account with administrative privileges that has a hardcoded password. A local user can login to the 'apollosuperuser' account using the password to gain access to the database.

Impact:   A local user can obtain administrative privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (6.3 Patch 159, 6.4 Patch 110; Advisory DSA-2018-020).

[Editor's note: The fix allows the password for the affected "apollosuperuser" account to be changed.]

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.

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