ESA-2015-132: EMC Documentum D2 Fail Open Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-08-24T00:00:00



ESA-2015-132: EMC Documentum D2 Fail Open Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2015-132

CVE Identifier: CVE-2015-4537

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 8.5 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected products: • EMC Documentum D2 4.2 and earlier


EMC Documentum D2 contains fail open vulnerability that could be exploited by malicious users to compromise D2.

Lockbox is a component of Documentum D2 which securely stores passwords in an encrypted file. Removing the file D2.Lockbox from the Documentum Content Server and/or application server causes Documentum D2 to fallback to using a hard coded passphrase to encrypt sensitive admin tickets. An attacker can easily recover this hard coded password and obtain admin tickets by decompiling Documentum D2 jar files.

Resolution: The following versions of the product contain the fix for this issue: • EMC Documentum D2 4.5 and subsequent patch releases EMC recommends all customers to upgrade at the earliest opportunity.

Link to remedies:

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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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