TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

EMC Data Protection Advisor ScheduledReportResource Directory Traversal Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-17-711: August 25th, 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 28103. 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. Although authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability, the existing authentication mechanism can be easily bypassed.

The specific flaw exists within the EMC DPA Application service, which listens on TCP port 9002 by default. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied path prior to using it in file operations. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to disclose any files accessible to the SYSTEM user.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-04-12 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-08-25 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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