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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   EMC NetWorker Vendors:   EMC
EMC NetWorker NSRD RPC Format String Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027459
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-2288   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 30 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.6.3, 7.6.4, 8.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in EMC NetWorker. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a format string flaw in the nsrd RPC service and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Aaron Portnoy reported this vulnerability via the Exodus Intelligence Program.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (,
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (OS X), UNIX (SGI/IRIX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), UNIX (Tru64), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:43:28 +0000
Subject:  EMC NetWorker

ESA-2012-038: EMC NetWorker Format String Vulnerability

CVE Identifier: CVE-2012-2288

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