TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

EMC Replication Manager Client Control Service Remove Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-09-051: August 7th, 2009

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8028. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of the EMC Replication Manager Client. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the irccd.exe process which listens by default on a TCP port around 6700. The XML-based protocol this service communicates over accepts a RunProgram message. By supplying a malicious payload and requesting this functionality a remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the remote system.

Vendor Response

EMC states:

The fixes and advisory are available to customers at powerlink.emc.com <http://powerlink.emc.com/>.

Disclosure Timeline

    2009-03-13 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2009-08-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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