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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   EMC Navisphere Manager Vendors:   EMC
EMC Navisphere Manager Input Validation Bug Discloses Files to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014629
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2357, CVE-2005-2358   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 8 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 6 2005
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.4 to prior to, 6.5 to prior to, 6.6 to prior to
Description:   iDEFENSE reported a vulnerability in EMC Navisphere Manager. A remote user can view files and directory listings on the target system.

The server does not properly validate user-supplied HTTP requests. As a result, a remote user can supply a specially crafted URL to traverse the directory and view files on the target system.

A demonstration exploit request is provided:


A remote user can view the CLARiiON administrator password in a log file.

A remote user can append a period character ('.') to the end of an HTTP request URI to view a directory listing.

A demonstration exploit request is provided:


The vendor was notified on April 19, 2005.

Impact:   A remote user can view files and directory listings on the target system. This includes the administrative password (contained in a log file on the system).
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixed versions: Management Server Management Server Base Windows Management Server Management Server Management Server Base Windows Management Server Management Server Management Server Base Windows Management Server

The Navisphere Management Server bundled with FLARE 14 (rev 02.07), released in June 2004, contain the fix.

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  iDEFENSE Security Advisory 08.05.05: EMC Navisphere Manager

EMC Navisphere Manager Directory Traversal Vulnerability

iDEFENSE Security Advisory 08.05.05
August 05, 2005


EMC Navisphere storage management software is a suite of tools that 
enables discovery, monitoring, provisioning, and reporting on EMC 
CLARiiON FC4700 Storage Systems.


Remote exploitation a directory traversal vulnerability in EMC Corp. 
Navisphere Manager could allow an attacker to retrieve arbitrary files 
from the system running Navisphere Manager as well as retrieve directory


The vulnerability specifically exists due to a lack of validation of 
HTTP requests. The following request can be used to retrieve the 
Navisphere Manager log file, which often contains the administrative 
password in plaintext:


Another flaw allows a user to list the contents of arbitrary directories

by simply appending a '.' to the end of a request. The following request

will list the contents of the server root: 



Successful exploitation allows remote attackers to gain access to files 
on the target system; in some cases, it is possible to retrieve the 
Clarion Administrator password by viewing log files. 


Navisphere Manager Base is reportedly vulnerable.


Limit access to the Navisphere Manager server to only trusted hosts. 
Since the Manager runs on TCP port 80, apply filters where possible.


"The vulnerability identified is found in older versions of Navisphere
Management Server (r), for which an update has been issued.  In these
updated versions, HTTP validation is implemented.  Attempts to traverse
the file system by way of a URL (e.g., "../../..") are detected and such
requests are rejected with the following error:

	'The page cannot be displayed'

Customers running Navisphere Manager Version 6.4, 6.5, or 6.6 who do not
have the following revisions (or higher) should contact their authorized
EMC Service representative: Management Server Management Server Base Windows Management Server Management Server Management Server Base Windows Management Server Management Server Management Server Base Windows Management Server

Later revisions of Navisphere Management Server that come bundled with
the FLARE Operating Environment (FOE) already contain this fix, starting
with FLARE 14 (rev 02.07) released in June 2004."


The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
name CAN-2005-2357 to the "../" issue and CAN-2005-2358 to the trailing
dot issue. These are candidates for inclusion in the CVE list
(, which standardizes names for security problems.


04/19/2005  Initial vendor notification
05/05/2005  Initial vendor response
08/05/2005  Coordinated public disclosure


The discoverer of this vulnerability wishes to remain anonymous.

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Copyright (c) 2005 iDEFENSE, Inc.

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