ESA-2013-016: EMC Smarts Network Configuration Manager

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ESA-2013-016: EMC Smarts Network Configuration Manager Improper Authentication Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-016

CVE Identifier: CVE-2013-0935

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected products:  
EMC Smarts Network Configuration Manager (NCM) all versions prior 9.2

EMC Smarts NCM versions prior 9.2 contains a security vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by malicious users to compromise an affected system.

EMC Smarts NCM 9.2 contains fix for a vulnerability that could allow a malicious user to call certain supported Java Remote Method Invocation methods remotely without authentication.  

In addition, NCM System Management (SysAdmin) Console has known security vulnerabilities and EMC strongly advises customers to disable and not use this console until there is alternative solution from EMC. As a work around until there is such an alternative solution, the SysAdmin Console is not supported as of 9.2 release and is disabled by default.

EMC Smarts NCM 9.2 contains the resolution to this issue. EMC strongly recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity and follow steps described in release notes to further secure NCM deployments.

Link to remedies:

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