ESA-2015-118: EMC Avamar Directory Traversal Vulnerability

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ESA-2015-118: EMC Avamar Directory Traversal Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2015-118

CVE Identifier: CVE-2015-4527

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)

Affected products:  

   EMC Avamar Server all versions from 7.0 to 7.1.1-145 (inclusive)
      EMC Avamar Virtual Addition (AVE) all versions from 7.0 to 7.1.1-145 (inclusive)


EMC Avamar includes a directory traversal vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by malicious users to access the data on the Avamar Server


EMC Avamar is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability when used with Avamar Desktop/Laptop client. Attackers could potentially exploit this vulnerability to access unauthorized files on the Avamar Server by supplying specifically crafted strings in the input parameters via Avamar Desktop/Laptop client interface. The vulnerability does not allow deletion or modification of affected files and does not affect other user interfaces.


The following EMC Avamar release contains resolutions to this issue:

 EMC Avamar Virtual Edition version 7.1.2
      EMC Avamar Server version 7.1.2

EMC recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity. 

Link to remedies:

To schedule an upgrade and/or hotfix installation contact EMC Customer Support at


EMC would like to thank Kristian Erik Hermansen at Undisclosed Ventures for reporting this issue

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.

EMC recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. The information set forth herein is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. EMC disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event, shall EMC or its suppliers, be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if EMC or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

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