PCI Compliance Issues


PCI Compliance Issues


If Unitrends virtual backup appliances are failing to comply with some PCI requirements related to SMB/CIFS, you can update the smb.conf [GLOBAL] section to include the required parameters.

This file is located on each appliance VM in the /etc/samba directory.

For example, the following parameters may need to be added or uncommented in the file:

  • map untrusted to domain = Yes
  • client schannel = yes
  • client use spnego = yes
  • winbind enum users = yes
  • winbind enum groups = yes
  • winbind nested groups = yes
  • winbind use default domain = yes
  • winbind nss info = rfc2307
  • winbind offline logon = yes
  • winbind separator = +
  • winbind refresh tickets = yes
  • server signing = mandatory
  • guest account = nobody123
  • restrict anonymous = 1

 Note: Updating this file may result in issues creating CIFS file recovery objects.


The following table includes Apache and SSL related vulnerabilities that may also show up in a compliance report and resolutions.



Apache HTTPD: HTTP Trailers processing bypass (CVE-2013-5704)

This affects systems running mod_cgid. To disable this, log in to the appliance and use the following commands:

sudo a2dismod cgid
service apache2 restart

Apache HTTPD: mod_status buffer overflow (CVE-2014-0226)

Only vulnerable if system has public facing IP (which is not recommended).

Apache HTTPD: XSS due to unescaped hostnames (CVE-2012-3499)

Only vulnerable if using mod_ldap (UVB does not use this).
Apahe HTTPD: XSS in mod_proxy_balancer (CVE-2012-4558)
Only vulnerable if using mod_proxy_balancer (UVB does not use this).
OpenSSL SSL/TLS MITM vulnerability (CVE-2014-0224)Upgrade OpenSSL to 1.0.1h.

TLS/SSL Server Supports RC4 Cipher Algorithms (CVE-2013-2566)


Only vulnerable if public facing IP and 10 to the power of 24 active connections.
Apache HTTPD: insecure LD_LIBRARY_PATH handling (CVE-2012-0883)Vunerability requires public IP and root.
Apache HTTPD: mod_rewrite log escape filtering (CVE-2013-1862)Only vulnerable if using mod_rewrite and SSL enabled (SSL is not enabled on the VBA by default).


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