ESA-2015-137: EMC Atmos XML External Entity Injection Vulnerability

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ESA-2015-137: EMC Atmos XML External Entity Injection Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2015-137

CVE Identifier: CVE-2015-4538

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:P)

Affected products:  
EMC Atmos 2.3.0 and earlier

EMC Atmos includes  a XML External Entity Injection vulnerability.


EMC Atmos is affected by a XML External Entity (XXE) Injection vulnerability due to   the configuration of the XML parser shipped with the product. A XXE Injection attack may occur when XML input containing a reference to an external entity is processed by an affected XML parser. XXE Injection might allow attackers to gain unauthorized access to files containing sensitive information or might be used to cause denial-of-service.

The following EMC Atmos release contains the fix for this vulnerability:
 EMC Atmos version
     EMC Atmos version with Hot Fix

EMC recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity. 

Link to remedies:
Customers must contact EMC Customer Technical Support for information about applying the hotfixes or upgrading.

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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