VDB-91779 · CVE-2016-0920 · Qualys 11886

EMC Avamar Server up to 7.3.0 Avamar Data Store/Avamar Virtual Edition command injection

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A vulnerability was found in EMC Avamar Server up to 7.3.0 (Backup Software). It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown functionality of the component Avamar Data Store/Avamar Virtual Edition. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a command injection vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-77. The software constructs all or part of a command using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the intended command when it is sent to a downstream component. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Avamar Data Store (ADS) and Avamar Virtual Edition (AVE) in EMC Avamar Server before 7.3.0-233 allow local users to obtain root access via a crafted parameter to a command that is available in the sudo configuration.

The weakness was shared 09/21/2016 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at seclists.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-0920 since 12/17/2015. The exploitability is told to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. A authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1202 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 11886 (EMC Avamar Data Store and Avamar Virtual Edition Multiple Vulnerabilities (ESA-2016-065)).

Upgrading to version 7.3.0-233 eliminates this vulnerability.

The entries 91775, 91776, 91777 and 91780 are related to this item.






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.6

VulDB Base Score: 7.8
VulDB Temp Score: 7.5
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Class: Command injection
CWE: CWE-77 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1202

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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OpenVAS ID: 11352
OpenVAS Name: EMC Avamar Data Store and Avamar Virtual Edition Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Avamar Server 7.3.0-233


12/17/2015 🔍
09/20/2016 +278 days 🔍
09/21/2016 +1 days 🔍
09/21/2016 +0 days 🔍
09/19/2022 +2189 days 🔍


Vendor: dellemc.com

Advisory: seclists.org
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-0920 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036844

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Created: 09/21/2016 12:27 PM
Updated: 09/19/2022 12:55 PM
Changes: 09/21/2016 12:27 PM (57), 04/21/2019 03:40 PM (9), 09/19/2022 12:55 PM (3)
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