ESA-2013-010: EMC AlphaStor Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-02-04T00:00:00




ESA-2013-010: EMC AlphaStor Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-010

EMC Identifier: NW147263

CVE Identifier: CVE-2013-0930

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected product:

EMC AlphaStor 4.0 prior to build 814 (All platforms)


A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in EMC AlphaStor that could potentially be exploited by a malicious user to create a denial of service condition or execute arbitrary code.


A vulnerability in AlphaStor Drive Control Program (DCP) can cause a buffer overflow during creation of a device name. This vulnerability could be exploited by unauthenticated remote user to create a denial of service condition or execute arbitrary code.


The following EMC AlphaStor product contains a resolution to this issue: EMC AlphaStor 4.0 build 814 and later

EMC strongly recommends all customers upgrade to above build at the earliest opportunity.

Link to remedies:

Registered EMC Online Support customers can download software from Select “Support by Product” and type “AlphaStor”. From this page select “Downloads”, “Documentation” or “Advisories” as required.

Credits: EMC would like to thank working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative ( 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.

Because the view is restricted based on customer agreements, you may not have permission to view certain downloads. Should you not see a software download you believe you should have access to, follow the instructions in EMC Knowledgebase solution emc116045.

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.

EMC Product Security Response Center

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