CA20100304-01: Security Notice for CA SiteMinder
Issued: March 04, 2010
CA's support is alerting customers to a security risk with CA SiteMinder. Multiple cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities exist that can allow a remote attacker to potentially gain sensitive information. CA has provided guidance to remediate the vulnerability.
The vulnerabilities, CVE-2009-3731, are due to insufficient validation of input strings. An attacker can potentially steal network domain credentials by enticing a user to visit a web page that contains malicious content.
Windows Solaris HP-UX Red Hat Linux
CA SiteMinder 6.0 (SP4 and earlier)
How to determine if the installation is affected
The vulnerability is caused by an issue with the publishing tool used to create the online help and HTML documentation for older CA SiteMinder releases (6.0 SP4 and earlier). This vulnerability affects CA SiteMinder in the following ways:
HTML versions of the product documentation for SiteMinder can be deployed on an individual system or through a web server. If product documentation has been deployed on a web server the SiteMinder 6.0 installation is vulnerable.
Online help systems for SiteMinder are deployed and accessible through a web server. This vulnerability applies to help systems.
In both cases, this vulnerability applies if web access to the associated web servers has been configured to make use of non-public (client-specific) information.
For Integrated Document sets, if you have deployed the HTML version of documentation to a web server, move the documentation to a file server and delete the documentation from the web server.
For Online Help systems, remove the help systems from the application folders and place them on a file system for future reference. Note that this will cause help links to fail in the associated applications.
The folders that contain help systems are:
o Administrative UI Help: <policy server home>\admin\help
o Policy Server Management Console Help: <policy server home>\bin\smconsole-help
o SiteMinder Test Tool Help: <policy server home>\bin\smtest-help
CVE-2009-3731 - WebWorks Help XSS
CVE-2009-3731 - Daniel Grzelak and Alex Kouzemtchenko of stratsec (www.stratsec.net)
Version 1.0: Initial Release
If additional information is required, please contact CA Support at https://support.ca.com.
If you discover a vulnerability in CA products, please report your findings to the CA Product Vulnerability Response Team. support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=177782
Regards, Ken Williams, Director ; 0xE2941985 CA Product Vulnerability Response Team
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