EMC RecoverPoint Information Disclosure / Command Injection

EMC RecoverPoint versions prior to and 5.0 suffer from information disclosure and command injection vulnerabilities.

MD5 | a67a0f8d704b8202518dce7f2e69954f

Hash: SHA256

ESA-2016-132: EMC RecoverPoint Multiple Vulnerabilities

EMC Identifier: ESA-2016-132

CVE Identifiers: CVE-2016-6648, CVE-2016-6649

Severity Rating: CVSS v3 Base Score: See below for individual scores.

Affected products:

EMC RecoverPoint versions before

EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines versions before 5.0


EMC RecoverPoint update contains fixes for multiple vulnerabilities that may potentially be exploited by malicious users to compromise the affected system.


EMC RecoverPoint is susceptible to the following vulnerabilities:
Sensitive information disclosure


EMC RecoverPoint is affected by sensitive information disclosure vulnerability as a result of incorrect permissions set on a sensitive system file. A malicious administrator with configuration privileges may access this sensitive system file and compromise the affected system.

CVSS v3 Score: 6.3 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:L)
Command injection


EMC RecoverPoint is affected by multiple command injection vulnerabilities where a malicious administrator with configuration privileges may bypass the user interface and escalate his privileges to root.

CVSS v3 Score: 6.7 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)


The following EMC RecoverPoint releases contain resolutions to these vulnerabilities:

EMC RecoverPoint and later

EMC RecoverPoint 5.0

EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines and later

EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines 5.0

EMC recommends all customers upgrade to one of these versions at the earliest opportunity. Customers are strongly advised to limit administrator privileges to trusted users and change default passwords to minimize the risk see Security Configuration Guide for details.

Link to remedies:
Customers can download software from from EMC Online Support at https://support.emc.com/search/?text=RecoverPoint&searchLang=en_US&facetResource=DOWN


EMC would like to thank the following people for reporting these vulnerabilities:

Mike Erman and Joshua Burbrink from Northrop Grumman

Geoffrey Janjua, Mike Erman, Josh Burbrink, and Ryan Bland from Northrop Grumman

Read and use the information in this EMC Security Advisory to assist in avoiding any situation that might arise from the problems described herein. If you have any questions regarding this product alert, contact EMC Software Technical Support at 1-877-534-2867.

For an explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to EMC Knowledgebase solution emc218831. EMC recommends all customers take into account both the base score and any relevant temporal and environmental scores which may impact the potential severity associated with particular security vulnerability.

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Version: GnuPG v2


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