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EMC ControlCenter SAN Manager SST_SENDFILE Request Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users View Arbitrary Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021263
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5420   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 15 2008
Original Entry Date:  Nov 21 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.2, 6.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in EMC ControlCenter SAN Manager. A remote user can view files on the target system.

A remote user can supply a specially crafted SST_SENDFILE request to the SAN Manager Master Agent service (msragent.exe) on TCP port 10444 to view arbitrary files on target system.

The vendor was notified on November 10, 2008

An anonymous reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint.

Impact:   A remote user can view arbitrary files on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.2 SP5 Patch 4433, 6.0 Patch 4434).
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [Full-disclosure] ZDI-08-076: EMC Control Center SAN Manager

ZDI-08-076: EMC Control Center SAN Manager SST_SENDFILE Remote File 
Retrieval Vulnerability
November 20, 2008

-- Affected Vendors:

-- Affected Products:
EMC ControlCenter SAN Manager

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to retrieve arbitrary files
on systems with vulnerable installations of EMC Control Center SAN
Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the SAN Manager Master Agent service
(msragent.exe) which listens by default on TCP port 10444. While
processing SST_SENDFILE requests the service does not validate the
requestor allowing any remote attacker to download arbitrary files.

-- Vendor Response:
EMC states:
For ControlCenter 5.2 SP5 Software navigate in Powerink to the following
Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads C > ControlCenter
v 5.x > 5.2 SP5 Patch 4433
For ControlCenter 6.0 Software navigate in Powerlink to the following
Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads C > ControlCenter
v 6.x > 6.0 Patch 4434

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-11-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-11-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Anonymous

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