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CA20111208-01: Security Notice for CA SiteMinder



CA20111208-01: Security Notice for CA SiteMinder

Issued: December 08, 2011

CA Technologies Support is alerting customers to a potential risk in 
CA SiteMinder. A vulnerability exists that can allow a malicious user 
to execute a reflected cross site scripting (XSS) attack. CA 
Technologies has issued patches to address the vulnerability.

The vulnerability, CVE-2011-4054, occurs due to insufficient 
validation of postpreservationdata parameter input utilized in the 
login.fcc form. A malicious user can submit a specially crafted 
request to effectively hijack a victimâs browser.

Risk Rating

Medium

Platform

All

Affected Products

CA SiteMinder R6 SP6 CR7 and earlier
CA SiteMinder R12 SP3 CR8 and earlier

Non-Affected Products

CA SiteMinder R6 SP6 CR8
CA SiteMinder R12 SP3 CR9

How to determine if the installation is affected

Check the Web Agent log or Installation log to obtain the installed 
release version. Note that the "webagent.log" file name is 
configurable by the SiteMinder administrator.

Solution

CA is issuing patches to address the vulnerability.

CA SiteMinder R6:
Upgrade to R6 SP6 CR8 or later (Expected Availability: January 2012)

CA SiteMinder R12:
Upgrade to R12 SP3 CR9 or later

CR releases can be found on the CA SiteMinder 
Hotfix/Cumulative Release page:
https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID={5AE61E29-C3DE-405E-9151-9EEA72D965CE}.

Workaround

None

References

CVE-2011-4054 - CA SiteMinder login.fcc XSS

Acknowledgement

CVE-2011-4054 - Jon Passki of Aspect Security, via CERT

Change History

Version 1.0: Initial Release

If additional information is required, please contact CA 
Technologies Support at https://support.ca.com.

If you discover a vulnerability in CA Technologies products, please 
report your findings to the CA Technologies Product Vulnerability 
Response Team.
support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=177782


Thanks and regards,
Ken Williams, Director
CA Technologies Product Vulnerability Response Team
CA Technologies Business Unit Operations
wilja22@xxxxxx