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Title:       EGI SVG Advisory 'High' RISK - DPM version in EPEL [EGI-SVG-2014-6963]
Date:        2014-05-12



A vulnerability has been introduced to one version of DPM released in EPEL.

This allows an unauthenticated user to access data, and to modify data. 

This has now been fixed. 


A vulnerability has been introduced by the developers and found by the developers 
in a version of DPM released in EPEL.

This vulnerable version of DPM has only been made available in EPEL and is only 
deployed on a small number of sites. 

This vulnerability has been fixed in the version of DPM now available in EPEL. 

Information on DPM itself is available on the DPM Wiki [R 1] 

Risk category

This issue has been assessed as 'High' risk by the EGI SVG Risk Assessment Team.  

Affected software

DPM version available in EPEL dmlite-libs-0.6.2-1 is affected. 
Note that this is the **ONLY** vulnerable version.

This is fixed in dmlite-libs-0.6.2-2

Earlier versions of DPM are not affected. 

The versions in the EGI UMD are not affected.   


N/A - any sites which have installed the vulnerable version should update as 
soon as possible.

Component installation information

Sites installing from EPEL who have the vulnerable version should simply update using 

yum update

Followed by a restart of the DPM daemons (incl. httpd, xrootd and gridftp).

(or alternatively re-start the machine.)

More information in the installation and configuration of DPM is available in [R 2] and [R 3]


Affected sites are recommended to update relevant components as soon as possible. 


This vulnerability was reported by David Smith of the DPM team. 


[R 1] Main DPM wiki:

[R 2] Installation:

[R 3] Configuration:


2014-05-02 Vulnerability reported by David Smith 
2014-05-02 Acknowledgement from the EGI SVG to the reporter
2014-05-02 Software providers providing fix
2014-05-08 Assessment by the EGI Software Vulnerability Group at EGI SVG monthly meeting 
2014-05-08 Risk reported to the software providers
2014-05-08 Updated packages available in the EPEL repository
2014-05-12 Amber advisory sent to sites.
2014-06-02 Public disclosure