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)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96956


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96956

File Name: emc_avamar_esa-2016-146.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: combined

Family: Misc.

Published: 2017/02/02

Modified: 2017/07/07

Dependencies: 95922, 95923

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Base Score: 6.7

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

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/01/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8214

BID: 95719

OSVDB: 150744

IAVB: 2017-B-0009