Article Number: 000185252


DSA-2021-080: Dell PowerEdge VRTX Security Update for a Weak Password Encryption Vulnerability

Summary: Dell PowerEdge VRTX remediation is available for a weak password encryption vulnerability that may be exploited by malicious users to compromise the affected system.

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Impact

High

Details

Proprietary Code CVE Description CVSS Base Score CVSS Vector String
CVE-2021-21507 Dell Networking X-Series firmware versions prior to 3.0.1.8 and Dell PowerEdge VRTX Switch Module firmware versions prior to 2.0.0.82 contain a Weak Password Encryption Vulnerability. A remote unauthenticated attacker may potentially exploit this vulnerability, leading to the disclosure of certain user credentials. The attacker may be able to use the exposed credentials to access the vulnerable system with privileges of the compromised account. 8.8 CVSS:3.1(AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

For information regarding the X-Series remediation, see KB article 185250: DSA-2021-017: Dell Networking Security Update for a Weak Password Encryption Vulnerability
Proprietary Code CVE Description CVSS Base Score CVSS Vector String
CVE-2021-21507 Dell Networking X-Series firmware versions prior to 3.0.1.8 and Dell PowerEdge VRTX Switch Module firmware versions prior to 2.0.0.82 contain a Weak Password Encryption Vulnerability. A remote unauthenticated attacker may potentially exploit this vulnerability, leading to the disclosure of certain user credentials. The attacker may be able to use the exposed credentials to access the vulnerable system with privileges of the compromised account. 8.8 CVSS:3.1(AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

For information regarding the X-Series remediation, see KB article 185250: DSA-2021-017: Dell Networking Security Update for a Weak Password Encryption Vulnerability

Dell Technologies recommends all customers consider both the CVSS base score and any relevant temporal and environmental scores that may impact the potential severity associated with a particular security vulnerability.

Affected Products and Remediation

Product Affected Versions Updated Versions Link to Update
Dell PowerEdge VRTX VRTX 1GbE Switch Module (R1-2401) firmware versions prior to 2.0.0.82 2.0.0.82 https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=4H24H
Dell PowerEdge VRTX VRTX Switch (R1-2210)
firmware versions prior to 2.0.0.82
2.0.0.82 https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=94P89
Product Affected Versions Updated Versions Link to Update
Dell PowerEdge VRTX VRTX 1GbE Switch Module (R1-2401) firmware versions prior to 2.0.0.82 2.0.0.82 https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=4H24H
Dell PowerEdge VRTX VRTX Switch (R1-2210)
firmware versions prior to 2.0.0.82
2.0.0.82 https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=94P89
Acknowledgements

Dell Technologies would like to thank Ken Pyle for his contributions.
 

Revision History

RevisionDateDescription
1.02021-04-14Initial Release
1.12021-06-10Acknowledgments Updated

Related Information

Dell Security Advisories and Notices
Dell Vulnerability Response Policy
CVSS Scoring Guide


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Article Properties


Affected Product

PowerEdge VRTX

Product

Product Security Information

Last Published Date

10 Jun 2021

Version

4

Article Type

Dell Security Advisory

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