CA XCOM Data Transport Command Execution

2012.12.06
Credit: Kevin Kotas
Risk: High
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-78


CVSS Base Score: 10/10
Impact Subscore: 10/10
Exploitability Subscore: 10/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Complete
Integrity impact: Complete
Availability impact: Complete

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- CA20121205-01: Security Notice for CA XCOM Data Transport on Unix and Linux Issued: December 5, 2012 CA Technologies Support is alerting customers to a potential risk with CA XCOM Data Transport. A vulnerability exists that can allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands. CA Technologies has issued patches to address the vulnerability. The vulnerability, CVE-2012-5973, occurs due to insufficient verification of requests. A remote attacker can send a carefully constructed request to execute arbitrary commands and compromise the server. Risk Rating High Platforms Unix Linux Affected Products The following CA XCOM Data Transport releases for Linux and UNIX platforms are affected: CA XCOM Data Transport r11.5 CA XCOM Data Transport for Linux PC CA XCOM Data Transport for HP/UX CA XCOM Data Transport for HP-UX IA64 CA XCOM Data Transport r11.0 CA XCOM Data Transport for AIX CA XCOM Data Transport for AIX Brixton CA XCOM Data Transport for Digital UNIX CA XCOM Data Transport for HP/UX CA XCOM Data Transport for HP-UX IA64 CA XCOM Data Transport for Linux PC CA XCOM Data Transport for Linux zSeries CA XCOM Data Transport for NCR UNIX MP-RAS CA XCOM Data Transport for SCO OpenServer CA XCOM Data Transport for SCO UnixWare CA XCOM Data Transport for Sun Solaris Brixton CA XCOM Data Transport for Sun Solaris Operating System CA XCOM Data Transport for Sun Solaris X86 Non-Affected Products All CA XCOM Data Transport r11.6 for Linux and UNIX platforms All versions of CA XCOM Data Transport for non-Linux and non-UNIX platforms, which include: CA XCOM Data Transport for AS/400 i5/OS CA XCOM Data Transport for AS/400 i5/OS CISC CA XCOM Data Transport for HP NonStop CA XCOM Data Transport for HP NonStop IA64 CA XCOM Data Transport for LAN Server NetWare CA XCOM Data Transport for LAN Workstation for OS/2 CA XCOM Data Transport for LAN Workstation for Windows CA XCOM Data Transport for OpenVMS CA XCOM Data Transport for OpenVMS Alpha CA XCOM Data Transport for OpenVMS I64 CA XCOM Data Transport for OpenVMS VAX CA XCOM Data Transport for OS/2 Workstation CA XCOM Data Transport for PC-DOS Workstation CA XCOM Data Transport for Stratus CISC CA XCOM Data Transport for Stratus Continuum CA XCOM Data Transport for Stratus RISC CA XCOM Data Transport for VAX CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows Family Professional CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows Family Server CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS CA XCOM Data Transport for z/VM CA XCOM Data Transport for z/VSE CA XCOM Data Transport for z/VSE CICS CA XCOM Data Transport Gateway CA XCOM Data Transport Management Center How to determine if the installation is affected 1. From a command prompt, issue the following command: xcomd -r 2. Any CA XCOM Data Transport for Linux/UNIX platform that are below the following release level(s) are affected: For CA XCOM Data Transport r11.5 SP00 versions: CA XCOM Data Transport r11.5 12090 SP00 For CA XCOM Data Transport r11.0 SP01 versions: CA XCOM Data Transport Version r11 0603W SP01 For CA XCOM Data Transport r11.0 SP02 versions: CA XCOM Data Transport Version r11 0812J SP02 Solution CA Technologies has issued the following patches to address the vulnerabilities. CA XCOM Data Transport r11.5: CA XCOM Data Transport for Linux PC SP00 - RO52253 CA XCOM Data Transport for HP/UX SP00 - RO52259 CA XCOM Data Transport for HP-UX IA64 SP00 - RO52261 CA XCOM Data Transport r11.0: CA XCOM Data Transport for AIX SP02 - RO52265 SP01 - RO52264 CA XCOM Data Transport for AIX Brixton SP02 - RO52265 SP01 - RO52264 CA XCOM Data Transport for Digital UNIX SP01 - RO52257 CA XCOM Data Transport for HP/UX SP02 - RO52258 SP01 - RO52587 CA XCOM Data Transport for HP-UX IA64 SP02 - RO52260 CA XCOM Data Transport for Linux PC SP01 - RO52252 CA XCOM Data Transport for Linux zSeries SP01 - RO52254 CA XCOM Data Transport for NCR UNIX MP-RAS SP01 - RO52256 CA XCOM Data Transport for SCO OpenServer SP01 - RO52266 CA XCOM Data Transport for SCO UnixWare SP01 - RO52269 CA XCOM Data Transport for Sun Solaris Brixton SP02 - RO52268 SP01 - RO52267 CA XCOM Data Transport for Sun Solaris Operating System SP02 - RO52268 SP01 - RO52267 CA XCOM Data Transport for Sun Solaris X86 SP01 - RO52255 Workaround Set the CA XCOM global parameter to "XENDCMD=" in the xcom.glb file. References CVE-2012-5973 - XCOM DT remote command execution CA20121205-01: Security Notice for CA XCOM Data Transport on Unix and Linux (url line wraps) https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID={3 58F44CA-6354-4427-9088-C57138E9EE11} Acknowledgement CVE-2012-5973 - Jurgens van der Merwe and Junaid Loonat from SensePost Change History If additional information is required, please contact CA Technologies Support at http://support.ca.com/ If you discover a vulnerability in CA Technologies products, please report your findings to the CA Technologies Product Vulnerability Response Team: (url line wraps) https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=17 7782 Regards, Kevin Kotas Director, CA Technologies Product Vulnerability Response Team Copyright (c) 2012 CA. All Rights Reserved. One CA Plaza, Islandia, N.Y. 11749. 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