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ESA-2016-096: EMC Celerra, VNX1, VNX2 and VNXe SMB NTLM Authentication Weak 
Nonce Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2016-096
CVE Identifier: CVE-2016-0917
Severity Rating: CVSS v3 Base Score: 9.8 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected products:  
EMC Software: EMC VNX2 File OE versions prior to
EMC Software: EMC VNX1 File OE versions prior to
EMC Software: EMC VNXe (all supported versions)
EMC Software: EMC Celerra (all supported versions)Note: EMC Unity (all 
versions) is not affected by this issue.

SMB implementation in EMC Celerra, VNX1, VNX2 and VNXe are affected by an NTLM 
authentication weak nonce vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by 
malicious users to compromise the affected system. 

An unauthenticated remote attacker may potentially exploit the NTLM 
challenge-response authentication protocol causing the server to generate 
duplicate challenges/nonces to potentially access the SMB service of the target 
system under the credentials of an authorized user. Depending on the privileges 
of the user, the attacker will be able to obtain and modify files on the target 
system and execute arbitrary code. This issue is similar to the Microsoft 
Windows SMB implementation issue that is described under CVE-2010-0231 

The following releases contain resolutions for this issue:
- -     EMC VNX2 File OE versions
- -     EMC VNX1 File OE versions

EMC recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity. This advisory 
will be updated when fixes for EMC VNXe will be available.  There is currently 
no plan to release fixes for EMC Celerra based on the current support lifecycle 
of the product. 

Customers that are unable to upgrade should use Kerberos authentication instead 
of NTLM.  

Link to remedies:

Registered EMC Support customers can download EMC VNX2 and VNX1 software from 
the EMC Online Support web site at https://support.emc.com.

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