EMC Avamar ADS / AVE 7.3.0.x < 7.3.0 Hotfix 268253 / 7.3.1.x < 7.3.1 Hotfix 272363 Incorrect File Ownership Local Privilege Escalation (ESA-2016-146)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

A backup solution running on the remote host is affected by a local
privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

According to its self-reported version number, the EMC Avamar Data
Store (ADS) or Avamar Virtual Edition (AVE) software running on the
remote host is a version prior to 7.3.0 Hotfix 268253 (
or prior to 7.3.1 Hotfix 272363 ( It is, therefore,
affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability due to
incorrect file ownership. A local attacker who has administrative
access can exploit this vulnerability to bypass some sudo command
restrictions and execute arbitrary commands as root, resulting in
gaining elevated privileges.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to EMC Avamar ADS / AVE version 7.3.0 Hotfix 268253
( / 7.3.1 Hotfix 272363 ( or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 96956 ()

Bugtraq ID: 95719

CVE ID: CVE-2016-8214

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