TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Dell EMC VNX Monitoring and Reporting Scheduler Directory Traversal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-827: September 26th, 2017


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

    Dell EMC

Affected Products

    VNX Monitoring and Reporting

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Dell EMC VNX Monitoring and Reporting. Although authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability, the existing authentication mechanism can be bypassed.

The specific flaw exists within Scheduler.class. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied path prior to using it in file operations. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of SYSTEM.

Vendor Response

Dell EMC has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-05-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-09-26 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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