ESA-2014-096: EMC Avamar Sensitive Information Disclosure- Vulnerability

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ESA-2014-096: EMC Avamar Sensitive Information Disclosure Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2014-096
CVE Identifier: CVE-2014-4624

Severity Rating: 7.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected products: 
  EMC Avamar Data Store (ADS) and Avamar Virtual Edition (AVE) 6.x and 7.0.x up to and including 7.0.2-43.

EMC Avamar contains a security vulnerability that may allow a remote user to retrieve sensitive information from Avamar server. 

EMC Avamar server contains a vulnerability that may allow remote Avamar client user to retrieve sensitive account credentials from affected Avamar server using Java API calls. No authentication to Avamar server is required for this potential attack. Exposed information includes MCUser and GSAN account passwords of all grid systems that are being monitored in EMC Avamar Enterprise Manager.


The following products contain resolution to this issue: 
    EMC Avamar 7.1
        EMC Avamar 7.0.2-47
   EMC Avamar 6.1.1 Hotfix 194399
        EMC Avamar 6.1.2 Hotfix 196802
        EMC Avamar 7.0.0 Hotfix 196804
        EMC  Avamar 7.0.1 Hotfix 196535
EMC recommends all customers upgrade or apply hotfixes at the earliest opportunity.   Customers are strongly advised to change passwords for affected accounts to mitigate any exposure.

Link to remedies:

To upgrade or apply the required hotfix please contact EMC customer support at 


EMC would like to thank Jakub Mleczko from the security team from Orange Poland 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 Corporation distributes EMC Security Advisories, in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected EMC products, important security information. 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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