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Vulnerability Report: EMC Centera Universal Access
From: Aaron Brown <Aaron.Brown () admeritia de>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 19:09:27 +0200

adMERITia Vulnerability Report
Vulnerability Information

Vendor: EMC²
Product: Centera Universal Access
Version: CUA4.0_4735.p4

Vulnerability Type: Software Flaw

Vulnerability: SQL Injection

Impact: Attacker can bypass the authentication method and will be logged in as an arbitrary user. With specific 
knowledge of user names it is possible for an attacker to choose the user he/she wishes to log in as without a password.

Description: The user name field of the CUA Module Login does not sanitize user input allowing for an attacker to run 
arbitrary SQL code. Through "--" syntax it is possible to comment out the password check allowing an attacker to log in 
with the first available user name in the table. After performing this several times or by searching through the 
"Accounts" tab within the CUA Module an attacker can gather a list of all users. With this list an attacker can select 
an administrator account and log in with this by simply entering the user name followed by "--".

How Vulnerability can be reproduced:
        For an arbitrary account enter the following in the user field: ' --
        For a targeted account enter the following in the user field: valid_user_name' --

Release Information
Model: CENTERA_GEN_4
Software Version: CUA4.0_4735.p4
Operating System: Linux i386 V. 2.6.16.21-0.15_VCUA4_0_4735

Fix: (quote from the vendor)
"The remedy for the reported problems has been released on 30 June 2008 and is available on EMC Powerlink as CUA 4.0.1 
Patch 1, under "Support -> Software Download"."
Vendor URL: www.emc.com

Vendor Status:
Vendor was informed of the problem, and was very cooperative in getting a patch developed for the problem. However, 
contact was broken off by the vendor after the relevant patch was released. The vendor has not yet published an 
advisory stating the reason for the latest patch or the discovered vulnerability in previous versions. This 
vulnerability was brought to the attention of the vendor on May 20, 2008 under the policy of responsible disclosure as 
documented at http://www.wiretrip.net/rfp/policy.html. After cooperating on a patch the vendor did not respond to 
requests to release a public advisory. Therefore we have taken the initiative to alert the public through various 
security publications.

Credit for this vulnerability finding should be given to:
Lars Heidelberg, adMERITia GmbH
Aaron Brown, adMERITia GmbH

Disclaimer
The information within this document may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use 
in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties with regard to this information. In no event shall the author be liable 
for any consequences whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information. Any use of 
this information lays within the user's responsibility.


Mit freundlichen Grüssen / With kind regards

Aaron Brown

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