EMC Avamar Server / NetWorker Virtual Edition / Integrated Data Protection Applianc Bypass / Upload / Traversal

Multiple EMC products suffers from authentication bypass, file upload, and path traversal vulnerabilities. Affected includes EMC Avamar Server versions 7.1.x, 7.2.x, 7.3.x, 7.4.x, and 7.5.0, EMC NetWorker Virtual Edition (NVE) versions 9.0.x, 9.1.x, and 9.2.x, and EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance version 2.0.


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ESA-2018-001: EMC Avamar Server, NetWorker Virtual Edition and Integrated Data Protection Appliance Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

EMC Identifier: ESA-2018-001

CVE Identifier: CVE-2017-15548, CVE-2017-15549, CVE-2017-15550

Severity Rating: See below for each CVE.

Affected products:
EMC Avamar Server 7.1.x, 7.2.x, 7.3.x, 7.4.x, 7.5.0
EMC NetWorker Virtual Edition (NVE) 9.0.x, 9.1.x, 9.2.x
EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance 2.0

Summary:
EMC Avamar Server, NetWorker Virtual Edition and Integrated Data Protection Appliance contain a common component, Avamar(r) Installation Manager (AVI), that is vulnerable to multiple security vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malicious users to compromise the affected systems.

Details:
Authentication bypass vulnerability (CVE-2017-15548)
A remote unauthenticated malicious user can potentially bypass application authentication and gain unauthorized root access to the affected systems.
CVSSS v3 Base Score: 9.8 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Arbitrary file upload vulnerability (CVE-2017-15549)
A remote authenticated malicious user with low privileges could potentially upload arbitrary maliciously crafted files in any location on the server file system.
CVSS v3 Base Score: 8.8 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Path traversal vulnerability (CVE-2017-15550)
A remote authenticated malicious user with low privileges could access arbitrary files on the server file system in the context of the running vulnerable application.
CVSS v3 Base Score: 8.8 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Resolution:
EMC recommends all customers install the patches below for their respective product versions at the earliest opportunity:

EMC Avamar Server version 7.1.2 - HOTFIX 290550
EMC Avamar Server version 7.2.1 - HOTFIX 290025
EMC Avamar Server version 7.3.1 - HOTFIX 290316
EMC Avamar Server version 7.4.1 - HOTFIX 289959
EMC Avamar Server version 7.5.0 - HOTFIX 289958
EMC NetWorker Virtual Edition version 9.0.x, 9.1.x, 9.2.x - HOTFIX 290317
EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance version 2.x - HOTFIX 581676

Workaround:
Disable Avamar Installation Manager (AVI).

Link To Remedies:
Registered EMC Online Support customers can download the hotfix from the links below:

EMC Avamar:
EMC Avamar Server version 7.1.2 - HOTFIX 290550
EMC Avamar Server version 7.2.1 - HOTFIX 290025
EMC Avamar Server version 7.3.1 - HOTFIX 290316
EMC Avamar Server version 7.4.1 - HOTFIX 289959
EMC Avamar Server version 7.5.0 - HOTFIX 289958
For Avamar hotfix installation instructions, refer to KB article 513978: How to install Avamar hotfix using installation manager

EMC NetWorker:
EMC NetWorker Virtual Edition 9.0.x, 9.1.x, 9.2.x - HOTFIX 290317
See the corresponding NetWorker version Cumulative hotfixes document available at https://support.emc.com/downloads/1095_NetWorker for download details.
For hotfix installation instructions, refer to KB article 514377: NetWorker Virtual Edition (NVE): How to install a hotfix

EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance:
Customers should contact Integrated Data Protection Appliance to receive the hotfix 581676

Credit:
EMC would like to thank Michael Cramer, Vulnerability Research Team, Digital Defense Inc for reporting these issues.

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