ESA-2013-001: EMC NetWorker Buffer Overflow vulnerability Jan 07 2013 07:27PM
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ESA-2013-001: EMC NetWorker Buffer Overflow vulnerability.

EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-001

EMC CQ Identifier: NW145612

EMC CQ Identifier: NW145894

CVE Identifier: CVE-2012-4607

Severity Rating: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected Products:

EMC NetWorker 7.5.x and earlier

EMC NetWorker 7.6.4 and earlier

EMC NetWorker and earlier


A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the EMC NetWorker nsrindexd RPC service that could potentially be exploited by a malicious user to create a denial of service condition or execute arbitrary code.


EMC NetWorker provides some of its services through the SunRPC remote procedure call mechanism. One of these services, nsrindexd, which listens on a dynamic port, exposes a SunRPC interface. A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in this service that could potentially be exploited by a malicious user to create a denial of service condition or execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system in the context of the affected application, commonly system.


The following EMC NetWorker products contain resolution to this issue:

EMC NetWorker 7.6.5 and later

EMC NetWorker and later

EMC NetWorker 8.0.1 and later

EMC strongly recommends that all customers upgrade to above builds at the earliest opportunity.

Link to Remedies:

Registered EMC Online Support customers can download software from the EMC Online Support website.

Select "Support by Product" and type "NetWorker". From this page select "Downloads", "Documentation" or "Advisories" as required.


EMC would like to thank Aniway.Anyway (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed] working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative (http://www.zerodayinitiative.com) for reporting this issue.

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.

Because the view is restricted based on customer agreements, you may not have permission to view certain downloads. Should you not see a software download you believe you should have access to, follow the instructions in EMC Knowledgebase solution emc116045.

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.

EMC Corporation distributes EMC Security Advisories, in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected EMC products, important security information. EMC recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. The information set forth herein is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. EMC disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event, shall EMC or its suppliers, be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if EMC or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

EMC Product Security Response Center

Security_Alert (at) EMC (dot) COM [email concealed]


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