ESA-2014-055: EMC Network Configuration Manager (NCM) Session Fixation Vulnerability
EMC Identifier: ESA-2014-055
CVE Identifier: CVE-2014-2509
Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:P/A:P)
EMC NCM versions prior to 9.3
Summary: EMC NCM versions prior to 9.3 are vulnerable to session fixation vulnerability that can be potentially exploited by malicious users to compromise the affected system.
The Report Advisor component in EMC NCM versions prior to 9.3 is vulnerable to session fixation vulnerability where the session cookie is set prior to authentication. An attacker can potentially exploit this vulnerability by stealing a NCM users session and accessing the application with the NCM users privileges.
The following release contains the resolution to this issue:
EMC NCM 9.3 or later
The vulnerable Report Advisor (RA) component has been removed in EMC NCM versions 9.3 or later.
EMC recommends all customers using RA upgrade to the above versions listed at the earliest opportunity or uninstall RA alone, if not used.
Link to remedies:
Customers can download the software from https://support.emc.com/downloads/6259_Smarts-Network-Configuration-Manager
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