ESA-2016-160: EMC Data Domain DD OS Command Injection Vulnerability Jan 26 2017 05:55PM
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ESA-2016-160: EMC Data Domain DD OS Command Injection Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2016-160

CVE Identifier: CVE-2016-8216

Severity Rating: CVSS v3 Base Score: 6.7 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected products:

EMC Data Domain OS (DD OS) 5.4 all versions

EMC Data Domain OS (DD OS) 5.5 family all versions prior to

EMC Data Domain OS (DD OS) 5.6 family all versions prior to

EMC Data Domain OS (DD OS) 5.7 family all versions prior to


EMC Data Domain DD OS has been updated to fix a command injection vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by malicious users to compromise the affected system.


A rogue administrator may potentially bypass the Data Domain restricted shell (ddsh) to gain shell access, and execute commands as root.


The following EMC Data Domain OS (DD OS) release contains a resolution to this vulnerability:

EMC Data Domain DD OS 5.7 family version and later

EMC Data Domain DD OS 5.6 family version and later

EMC Data Domain DD OS 5.5 family version and later

EMC recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity

Link to remedies:

Registered EMC Online Support customers can download patches and software from EMC Online Support at https://support.emc.com/downloads/32697_DD-OS


EMC would like to thank Geoffrey Janjua from Northrop Grumman for reporting this vulnerability.

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.

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.


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