ESA-2013-035: EMC Avamar Client Improper Certificate Validation Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-05-04T00:00:00




ESA-2013-035: EMC Avamar Client Improper Certificate Validation Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-035

CVE Identifier: CVE-2013-0945

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

Affected products:

EMC Avamar Client version 6.x and earlier


An improper certificate validation vulnerability may exist in EMC Avamar Client in certain circumstances.


When the server to client certificate-based authentication is configured, the EMC Avamar Client does not correctly validate the values in the Common Name (CN) and Subject Alternative Name (SAN) field of the Avamar Server certificate. This could potentially allow spoofing attacks.


The following EMC Avamar product contains a resolution to this issue:

EMC Avamar Client Hotfix # 50184 (client version 6.1.101-89)

This hotfix first requires the EMC Avamar Server to be upgraded to 6.1.0 or newer. If your Avamar Server is already at 6.1.0 or newer, then you can upgrade your client version to 6.1.101-89. See for detailed instructions. To schedule an Avamar server upgrade, or if you have any questions or concerns about the above resolution, please contact EMC Technical Support at

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