ESA-2014-055: EMC Network Configuration Manager (NCM) Session- Fixation Vulnerability

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ESA-2014-055: EMC Network Configuration Manager (NCM) Session Fixation Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2014-055 

CVE Identifier: CVE-2014-2509

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:P/A:P)

Affected products:  
  EMC NCM versions prior to 9.3

Summary:  EMC NCM versions prior to 9.3 are vulnerable to session fixation vulnerability that can be potentially exploited by malicious users to compromise the affected system.   

The Report Advisor component in EMC NCM versions prior to 9.3 is vulnerable to session fixation vulnerability where the session cookie is set prior to authentication. An attacker can potentially exploit this vulnerability by stealing a NCM users session and accessing the application with the NCM users privileges.  

The following release contains the resolution to this issue:
        EMC NCM 9.3 or later

The vulnerable Report Advisor (RA) component has been removed in EMC NCM versions 9.3 or later. 

EMC recommends all customers using RA upgrade to the above versions listed at the earliest opportunity or uninstall RA alone, if not used.

Link to remedies:

Customers can download the software from

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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