ESA-2012-060: EMC Data Protection Advisor Information Disclosure Vulnerability.

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-01-02T00:00:00




ESA-2012-060: EMC Data Protection Advisor Information Disclosure Vulnerability.

EMC Identifier: ESA-2012-060

CVE Identifier: CVE-2012-4616

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

Affected Products:

EMC Data Protection Advisor 5.6, 5.6 SP1 EMC Data Protection Advisor 5.7, 5.7 SP1 EMC Data Protection Advisor 5.8, 5.8 SP1, 5.8 SP2, 5.8 SP3, 5.8 SP4


A vulnerability exists in EMC Data Protection Advisor that can be potentially exploited to gain unauthorized access to files and directories.


The DPA Web UI contains directory traversal vulnerability that could allow a remote unauthenticated malicious user to copy and read files from the affected system. The vulnerability does not allow an attacker to modify existing or upload new files to the affected system. If recommended practice is followed and the DPA server processes run as an unprivileged user, these files will be limited to the DPA installation directory. The DPA installation directory may contain files with sensitive system information.


The following EMC Data Protection Advisor products contain a resolution to this issue:

EMC Data Protection Advisor 5.6, 5.6 SP1 (Patch DPA-21068) EMC Data Protection Advisor 5.7, 5.7 SP1 (Patch DPA-21068) EMC Data Protection Advisor 5.8, 5.8 SP1, 5.8 SP2, 5.8 SP3, 5.8 SP4 (Patch DPA-21068)

The DPA server processes will need to be shut down to allow the patch to be applied.

EMC strongly recommends all customers apply the relevant patches at the earliest opportunity.

Link to Remedies:

Registered EMC Powerlink customers can download software from:

Online support Powerlink, navigate to Home > Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads D > Data Protection Advisor


EMC would like to thank Andrea Micalizzi (aka rgod) working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative ( for reporting this issue.

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