Feeds

EMC vuln gives mere sysadmins the power of storage admins

Time to patch VNX and Celerra software before non-experts do something silly

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

EMC has warned a flaw in the Control Station software for its VNX and Celerra arrays could allow just about anyone logged into them to do just about anything.

EMC's described the fault as stemming from “Script files in affected products exist with ownership permissions for the nasadmin group account.”

The nasadmin group is designed as a group of general users, while the user with the same name “has system-wide management capabilities for the box and is authorized to make extensive changes to the storage system.” The flaw means folks in the group get the same privileges as nasdmin, the user.

That means mere sysadmins allowed to log into to VNX and Celerra devices and “exploit this vulnerability to run arbitrary commands as the root user.”

Which may get storage admins more than a little jumpy, lest those less familiar with their arrays' operation

Celerra owners know their boxen are already obsolete, but nonetheless have been urged by EMC to upgrade “at the earliest opportunity” by getting their hands on this download. VNX users are urged to do likewise, with their download available here.

EMC has tipped its hat to Doug DePerry of iSEC Partners for finding the flaw. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Ellison: Sparc M7 is Oracle's most important silicon EVER
'Acceleration engines' key to performance, security, Larry says
Oracle SHELLSHOCKER - data titan lists unpatchables
Database kingpin lists 32 products that can't be patched (yet) as GNU fixes second vuln
Ello? ello? ello?: Facebook challenger in DDoS KNOCKOUT
Gets back up again after half an hour though
Hey, what's a STORAGE company doing working on Internet-of-Cars?
Boo - it's not a terabyte car, it's just predictive maintenance and that
Troll hunter Rackspace turns Rotatable's bizarro patent to stone
News of the Weird: Screen-rotating technology declared unpatentable
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.