Summary:

Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Research Team has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in EMC's Dantz Retrospect backup Client & Server.

Impact:

Account compromise and denial of service.

Risk:
  • Medium

Affected Software:
  • EMC Dantz Retrospect Backup Client 7.5.116
  • EMC Dantz Retrospect Backup Server 7.5.508

Additional Information:

Three vulnerabilities were discovered throughout EMC's Dantz Retrospect Backup Client:
  • A memory corruption issue that can be remotely exploited, causing denial of service
  • A plain text password hash disclosure vulnerability, which allows for pilfering of sensitive information
  • A null pointer reference vulnerability that leads to denial of service
One vulnerability was found in EMC's Dantz Retrospect Backup Server:
  • A weak password hash algorithm vulnerability was discovered in the Server Authentication Module, allowing a remote attacker to gain control of a client's machine

Solutions:

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References:

Acknowledgment:
  • Zhenhua Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Research Team