Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls
The DPA_Utilities.cProcessAuthenticationData function in EMC Data Protection Advisor (DPA) 5.5 through 5.8 SP1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and daemon crash) via an AUTHENTICATECONNECTION command that (1) lacks a password field or (2) has an empty password.
CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls
CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.