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ESA-2013-062: EMC Atmos Unauthenticated Database Access Vulnerability
EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-062
CVE Identifier: CVE-2013-3279
Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: CVSS 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
• All versions of EMC Atmos software prior to Atmos 2.1.4, running on all supported hardware platforms and VE.
Remote PostgreSQL database in Atmos nodes may allow remote unauthenticated access.
Atmos nodes prior to Atmos 2.1.4 allow connection to the remote PostgreSQL database server using a default user account with no password. PostgreSQL database stores system information data used to administer Atmos nodes.
Starting in Atmos 2.1.4, PostgreSQL is configured to require a password. New installations and upgrades employing 2.1.4 will be configured with a password.
EMC strongly recommends customers upgrade to Atmos 2.1.4 at the earliest opportunity.
Link to remedies:
Contact EMC Customer Technical Support for information about upgrading to Atmos 2.1.4.
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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