EMC Elastic Cloud Storage Undocumented Account

ECS versions prior to 3.1 contain an undocumented account (emcservice) that is protected with a default password. This user account is intended for use by customer support representatives to troubleshoot ECS configuration issues. A remote malicious user with the knowledge of the default password could potentially login to compromise the affected system.


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ESA-2017-119: EMC Elastic Cloud Storage Undocumented Account Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2017-119
CVE Identifier: CVE-2017-8021
Severity Rating: CVSS Base Score: 9.4 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:H)

Affected products:
* EMC Elastic Cloud Storage all versions prior to 3.1

Summary:
EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) is affected by an undocumented account vulnerability that could potentially be leveraged by malicious users to compromise the affected system.

Details:
ECS versions prior to 3.1 contain an undocumented account (emcservice) that is protected with a default password. This user account is intended for use by customer support representatives to troubleshoot ECS configuration issues. A remote malicious user with the knowledge of the default password could potentially login to compromise the affected system.

Resolution:
Information about this account has been added to the ECS 3.1 Security Configuration Guide. EMC recommends all customers to change the default password at the earliest opportunity.

Link to Remedy:
Customers are requested to contact Customer Support to help change the default password for this account.

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