ESA-2017-053: EMC Isilon OneFS Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Subject: ESA-2017-053: EMC Isilon OneFS Privilege Escalation Vulnerability


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ESA-2017-053: EMC Isilon OneFS Privilege Escalation Vulnerability 

EMC Identifier: ESA-2017-053

CVE Identifier: CVE-2017-4988

Severity Rating: CVSS v3 Base Score: 
Base Score=> 7.2    (AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected products:   
   EMC Isilon OneFS
      EMC Isilon OneFS 8.0.0 -
      EMC Isilon OneFS 7.2.0 -
      EMC Isilon OneFS 7.1.x   

EMC Isilon OneFS is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by attackers to compromise the affected system. 

A cluster administrator, a compadmin user, or any user  who has been given sudo privileges to run  isi_for_array commands could potentially exploit this vulnerability to gain root-level access to a cluster.  

The following versions of EMC Isilon OneFS resolve this vulnerability:
        EMC Isilon OneFS
      EMC Isilon OneFS
      EMC Isilon OneFS
Link to remedies:

Registered EMC Online Support customers can download OneFS installation files from the Downloads for Isilon OneFS page of the EMC Online Support site at 

If you have any questions, please contact EMC Support.

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