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ESA-2013-028: EMC NetWorker Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

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ESA-2013-028: EMC NetWorker Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-028

EMC Identifier: NW147983

CVE Identifier: CVE-2013- 0940

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected products: 
EMC NetWorker version and prior 
EMC NetWorker version and prior


A vulnerability exists in EMC NetWorker that could result in elevation of privileges by an unauthorized user who has access to a local file system.


EMC NetWorker client nsrpush process, when used, may leave certain files with insecure permissions. This could be exploited by a local user to manipulate scripts and execute malicious code as the root on the local system. 


The following EMC NetWorker product contains a resolution for these issues:

EMC NetWorker and above
EMC NetWorker and above

EMC strongly recommends that all customers upgrade to above NetWorker build.

Link to remedies:

Registered EMC Online Support customers can download software from support.emc.com. 
Select ?Support by Product? and type ?NetWorker?. From this page select ?Downloads?, ?Documentation? or ?Advisories? as required.


EMC would like to thank Stefan Wuensch of Harvard University for reporting this issue.
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