TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

EMC Data Protection Advisor ImageServlet Directory Traversal Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-17-394: June 12th, 2017


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Data Protection Advisor

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 37514. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on vulnerable installations of EMC Data Protection Advisor. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the ImageServlet servlet which listens on TCP ports 9002 and 9004. The issue lies in the failure to properly validate a user-supplied path prior to using it in file operations. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to disclose files under the context of SYSTEM.

Vendor Response

EMC has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2016-07-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-06-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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