Article Number: 000208263

DSA-2023-036: Dell Avamar Server and Avamar Virtual Edition Security Update for Apache Struts Vulnerability

Summary: Avamar Server and Avamar Virtual Edition remediation is available for the Apache Struts Vulnerability that may be exploited by malicious users to compromise the affected system.

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Third-party Component CVEs More information
Apache Struts CVE-2021-31805 This hyperlink is taking you to a website outside of Dell Technologies.

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 Version Updated Versions Update Link
Avamar Server, Avamar Virtual Edition 19.3, 19.4, and 19.7 19.8
Avamar Server, Avamar Virtual Edition 19.7 19.7 with the latest 19.7 MC Cumulative Hotfix for Avamar Server and Avamar Virtual Edition Support for Avamar | Drivers & Downloads | Dell US
Avamar Server, Avamar Virtual Edition 19.4 19.4 with the latest 19.4 MC Cumulative Hotfix for Avamar Server and Avamar Virtual Edition Support for Avamar | Drivers & Downloads | Dell US
PowerProtect DP Series Appliance (IDPA)
I2.7.x and 2.6.x 2.7.2 / 2.7.3 with the aforementioned Avamar Hotfix


Customers on 19.3 should upgrade to versions 19.4 or 19.7 and then apply the above hotfix available for your version OR upgrade to 19.8

For IDPA customers “Customers running PowerProtect DP  2.6.0, 2.6.1, 2.7.0, 2.7.1 must upgrade to v2.7.2 first, then apply the AV fix. Customers running PowerProtect DP 2.7.2/2.7.3 can apply the AV fix directly".

Revision History

1.02023-02-03Initial Release 
2.02023-03-13Updated the "Affected Products" section under "Article Properties" 
3.02023-04-13Updates the "Note" for customers under "Affected Products and Remediation" section 

Related Information

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

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Article Properties

Affected Product

Avamar, PowerProtect Data Protection Appliance, Avamar, Avamar Client, Avamar Server, Avamar Virtual Edition, PowerProtect Data Protection Software, Integrated Data Protection Appliance Family, PowerProtect Data Protection Hardware, Integrated Data Protection Appliance Software, Product Security Information

Last Published Date

13 Apr 2023



Article Type

Dell Security Advisory