EMC AlphaStor Device Manager robotd RCE

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 33284


The remote tape backup manager is affected by a remote command execution vulnerability.


The AlphaStor Device Manager application running on the remote host is affected by a remote command execution vulnerability in robotd due to improper sanitization of packet string arguments before using them in a call to the 'system' function. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet with a 0x34 code, to execute arbitrary commands with SYSTEM/root privileges.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 33284

File Name: alphastor_devicemanager_exec.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: remote

Published: 2008/07/01

Modified: 2017/07/19

Dependencies: 33283

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/05/27

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2157

BID: 29398

OSVDB: 45715

CWE: 20