Patches Released for Flaws Affecting Dell EMC, VMware Products


Several vulnerabilities have been found by researchers in Dell EMC Avamar and Integrated Data Protection Appliance products. VMware’s vSphere Data Protection, which is based on Avamar, is also impacted.

Dell EMC informed customers this week that several versions of Avamar Server and Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) are affected by remote code execution and open redirection vulnerabilities.

The first flaw, tracked as CVE-2018-11066 and rated “critical,” allows an unauthenticated attacker to remotely execute arbitrary commands on the server. The second issue, identified as CVE-2018-11067 and rated “medium,” can be exploited by an unauthenticated attacker to redirect users to arbitrary URLs by tricking them into clicking on a specially crafted link.

Dell also informed customers of a high severity information exposure vulnerability affecting these products (CVE-2018-11076).

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