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EMC NetWorker nsrd Format String Remote Code Execution (CVE-2012-2288)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-634
Date Published:
Source: ESA-2012-038
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-2288
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
EMC NetWorker 7.6.x prior to
EMC NetWorker 8.0.x prior to
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in EMC NetWorker.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of input to the SunRPC service. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by connecting to the SunRPC service and calling the affected procedure. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow unauthenticated remote attackers to create a denial of service condition or inject and execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the EMC NetWorker nsrd Format String Remote Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Application Servers Protection Violation
Attack Information: EMC NetWorker nsrd Format String Remote Code Execution