EMC Avamar ADS / AVE 7.2.x < 7.2.1 Hotfix 277897 / 7.3.x < 7.3.1 Hotfix 276676 / 7.4.x < 7.4.1 Hotfix 279294 Multiple Vulnerabilities (ESA-2017-054)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 101110


A backup solution running on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


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 7.2.x prior to 7.2.1 Hotfix 277897 (, 7.3.x prior to 7.3.1 Hotfix 276676 (, or 7.4.x prior to 7.4.1 Hotfix 279294 ( It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An authentication bypass vulnerability exists that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass authentication and gain access to the system maintenance page. Note that this vulnerability does not affect the 7.4.x version branch. (CVE-2017-4989)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the file upload feature of the system maintenance page due to improper validation of file types and extensions of uploaded files before being placed in a user-accessible path. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to upload a specially crafted file and then request it in order to execute arbitrary code. Note that this vulnerability does not affect the 7.2.x version branch.


Upgrade to EMC Avamar ADS / AVE version 7.2.1 Hotfix 277897 ( / 7.3.1 Hotfix 276676 ( / 7.4.1 Hotfix 279294 ( or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 101110

File Name: emc_avamar_esa-2017-054.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: combined

Family: Misc.

Published: 2017/06/29

Modified: 2017/08/14

Dependencies: 95922, 95923

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:emc:avamar, cpe:/a:emc:avamar_data_store, cpe:/a:emc:avamar_server_virtual_edition

Required KB Items: installed_sw/EMC Avamar

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-4989, CVE-2017-4990

BID: 99243

OSVDB: 159487, 159488

IAVB: 2017-B-0076