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ESA-2013-060: EMC VPLEX Information Disclosure Vulnerability
EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-060
CVE Identifier: CVE-2013-3278
Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
• EMC VPLEX Local/Metro/Geo with GeoSynchrony 5.2 Patch1 and earlier
Summary: A vulnerability exists in EMC VPLEX where sensitive information may be exposed.
Details: EMC VPLEX contains a vulnerability that stores LDAP/AD bind password in plain text in VPLEX management server configuration file. This can potentially be exploited by a malicious user who has access to the configuration file to obtain the sensitive password and gain privileged access to protected resources.
Resolution: The following EMC VPLEX GeoSynchrony version contains resolutions to these issues:
• EMC VPLEX GeoSynchrony 5.2 SP1
EMC recommends impacted customers to upgrade to GeoSynchrony 5.2 SP1 or later and preferably to target code in GeoSynchrony 5.2 SP1 or later code family.
Customers are strongly advised to change existing LDAP/AD binding password to mitigate the exposure.
Link to remedies:
EMC VPLEX Customers who wish to upgrade to GeoSynchrony 5.2 SP1, should schedule an upgrade with their local CE.
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.
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.
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