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U-153: EMC Data Protection Advisor Server and Collector Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service

April 23, 2012 - 7:00am

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PROBLEM:

EMC Data Protection Advisor Server and Collector Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service

PLATFORM:

Server and Collector 5.5, 5.5 SP1, 5.6, 5.6 SP1, 5.7, 5.7 SP1, 5.8, 5.8 SP1

ABSTRACT:

Two vulnerabilities were reported in EMC Data Protection Advisor. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

Reference LINKS:

SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026956
CVE-2012-0407
CVE-2012-0406

IMPACT ASSESSMENT:

Medium

Discussion:

A remote user can send specially crafted data to the Controller, Listener, or Collector processes to trigger a NULL pointer dereference and causes a process crash. A remote user can send specially crafted data to the Controller, Listener, or Collector processes to trigger an integer overflow and cause a busy-wait condition that will consume excessive CPU resources.

Impact:

A remote user can consume excessive CPU resources or cause a process crash on the target system.

Solution:

The vendor has issued a fix (Security Hotfix DPA-14718).

 

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