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ESA-2013-002: RSA Archer® GRC Multiple Vulnerabilities


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ESA-2013-002: RSA Archer® GRC Multiple Vulnerabilities

EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-002

CVE Identifier: CVE-2012-2293, CVE-2012-2292, CVE-2012-1064, CVE-2012-2294

Severity Rating: See below for scores for individual issues

Affected Products:

RSA Archer SmartSuite Framework version 4.x

RSA Archer GRC version 5.x


RSA Archer GRC 5.3 and 5.2SP1 platform contains fixes for multiple security vulnerabilities that could potentially be exploited by malicious users to compromise the affected system.


The vulnerabilities addressed in RSA Archer GRC 5.3 and RSA Archer GRC 5.2SP1 are:

  1. Path traversal vulnerability (CVE-2012-2293)
    This vulnerability may allow malicious users to upload arbitrary files to a vulnerable RSA Archer system using the relative paths.
    CVSSv2 Base Score: 9.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
  2. Improper permissions in Silverlight cross-domain policy (CVE-2012-2292)
    This vulnerability allows access to the RSA Archer application from any domain. This insecure permission may lead to cross-domain attacks.
    CVSSv2 Base Score: 8.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:P/A:P)
  3. Multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities (CVE-2012-1064)
    These vulnerabilities can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in an RSA Archer users browser session in context of an affected RSA Archer application.
    CVSSv2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
    4.Clickjacking vulnerability (CVE-2012-2294)
    A malicious user may exploit this vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted Web page disguised as legitimate content to conduct clickjacking attacks. The users clicks in the malicious page may perform unwanted actions.
    CVSSv2 Base Score:6.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


RSA strongly recommends all customers upgrade to RSA Archer GRC v5.3 or install 5.2SP1 at their earliest opportunity.

•5.3 installers are available through RSA SecureCare Online (SCOL)
•5.2SP1 installers are available from RSA Archer Customer Support.
•For additional information on fixes and steps to reduce risks, log on to and select: Home » Products » RSA Archer eGRC Solutions » RSA Archer 5.3 ESA FAQ.


RSA would like to thank Nello Coppeto at eMaze Network SpA ( for reporting issues under CVE-2012-1064.

Severity Rating:

For an explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to the Knowledge Base Article, “Security Advisories Severity Rating” at RSA recommends all customers take into account both the base score and any relevant temporal and environmental scores which may impact the potential severity associated with particular security vulnerability.

Obtaining Documentation:

To obtain RSA documentation, log on to RSA SecurCare Online at and click Products in the top navigation menu. Select the specific product whose documentation you want to obtain. Scroll to the section for the product version that you want and click the set link.

Obtaining More Information:

For more information about RSA SecurID, visit the RSA web site at

Getting Support and Service:

For customers with current maintenance contracts, contact your local RSA Customer Support center with any additional questions regarding this RSA SecurCare Note. For contact telephone numbers or e-mail addresses, log on to RSA SecurCare Online at, click Help & Contact, and then click the Contact Us - Phone tab or the Contact Us - Email tab.

General Customer Support Information:

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EOPS Policy:

RSA has a defined End of Primary Support policy associated with all major versions. Please refer to the link below for additional details.

SecurCare Online Security Advisories

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, distributes SCOL Security Advisories in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected RSA products important security information. RSA recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. The information set forth herein is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. RSA disclaim all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall RSA or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if RSA or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

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