Digital Defense Discovers Zero-Day Vulnerability in Dell EqualLogic Storage Solution

 Digital Defense Discovers Zero-Day Vulnerability in Dell EqualLogic Storage

PR Newswire

SAN ANTONIO, April 15, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a
leading provider of managed cloud-based security risk assessments, announced a
zero-day finding, discovered by the company's Vulnerability Research Team
(VRT). The flaw is a directory traversal which resides in the Dell EqualLogic
solution. A remote unauthenticated attacker could potentially leverage the
vulnerability to retrieve system files. This security issue was revealed using
DDI's patent-pending vulnerability scanning technology.

Dell has been swift in responding to the issue, stating that the vulnerability
will be addressed in both the next maintenance release of the firmware,
version 6.0.4, and in the next major firmware version. Dell plans to release
the updated firmware on April 15, 2013 and has stated that it will be
available to customers with valid support agreements through the EqualLogic
support website EqualLogic customers are
encouraged to update their systems in a timely manner to mitigate any
potential risk associated with the vulnerability.

Larry Hurtado, DDI President & CEO, states, "Zero-Day Vulnerabilities, those
flaws which have not been previously identified, add significant risk to a
company's security of critical information assets. The delivery of our
solutions through a cloud-based platform, coupled with a research team that is
continuously extracting and analyzing data, enables a heightened level of
security for our clients."

DDI's continues to demonstrate the strength of the organization's research
expertise through multiple Zero-day discoveries over the past 12 months
including those within widely used platforms such as VMware®, Novell® and
Epicor®. This Decisive Security Intelligence is improving the security posture
of organizations across the globe.

In addition to security intelligence, DDI is gaining recognition for their
unique approach to evaluating organizational security through risk assessments
and security awareness education. The company was recently featured in a Wall
Street Journal article.

About Digital Defense

Founded in 1999, Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) is the premier provider of
managed security risk assessment solutions protecting billions in assets for
small businesses to Fortune companies in over 65 countries. DDI's dedicated
team of experts helps organizations establish a culture of security through
regular information security assessments, awareness education and Decisive
Security Intelligence. This proven method bolsters the capability of
organizations to reduce risk and keep information, intellectual property and
reputations secure. The combination of DDI's certified Security Analysts,
patent-pending scanning technology and proprietary cloud-based vulnerability
management system, Frontline™ Solutions Platform, delivers the most powerful
assessment results and remediation management solutions possible.

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SOURCE Digital Defense, Inc.

Contact: Meg Grant, Digital Defense, Inc., 210.582.6186,
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