ESA-2016-157: EMC ScaleIO Multiple Vulnerabilities Jan 05 2017 02:39PM
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ESA-2016-157: EMC ScaleIO Multiple Vulnerabilities

EMC Identifier: ESA-2016-157

CVE Identifier: CVE-2016-9867, CVE-2016-9868, CVE-2016-9869

Severity Rating: CVSS v3Base Score: See below for individual scores

Affected products:

EMC ScaleIO versions before


EMC ScaleIO version contains fixes for multiple security vulnerabilities that could potentially be exploited by malicious users to compromise the affected system.


EMC ScaleIO versions before could be vulnerable to the following vulnerabilities:

? Privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2016-9867)

A low-privileged local attacker may be able to modify the kernel memory in the SCINI driver and may achieve code execution to escalate privileges to root on ScaleIO Data Client (SDC) servers.

CVSSv3: 7.8 (AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

? Denial-of-service vulnerability via IOCTL calls (CVE-2016-9868)

A low-privileged local attacker may cause a denial-of-service by generating a kernel panic in the SCINI driver using IOCTL calls which may render the ScaleIO Data Client (SDC) server unavailable until the next reboot.

CVSSv3: 4.7 (AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

? Denial-of-service through configuration API (CVE-2016-9869)

Incorrect permissions on the SCINI driver may allow a low-privileged local attacker to modify the configuration and render the ScaleIO Data Client (SDC) server unavailable.

CVSSv3: 4.7 (AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)


The following EMC ScaleIO release contains resolutions to these vulnerabilities:

? EMC ScaleIO version

EMC recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity. For those that are unable to upgrade we recommend customers to change the access permission to 600 as follows:

For each SDC, please execute the following SHELL command:

chmod 600 /dev/scini


1. This should be executed ?as-is? (do not add anything else to the command).

2. This command should be executed after every reload of the SDC or after reboot

3. Once upgraded to it is all set and no need to use this workaround.

Link to remedies:

Customers can download software from https://support.emc.com/products/33925_ScaleIO

For those customers who are on versions prior to EMC ScaleIO 1.32.6 please contact ScaleIO Customer Support.


EMC would like to thank David BERARD, from the Ubisoft Security & Risk Management team, for reporting these vulnerabilities.

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