C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management RSA key weak security

c5evm-rsa-key-weak-security (26753) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management (EVM) from Secure Elements could provide weaker than expected security. The same RSA key is used for all installations. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to possibly decrypt communication between the server and clients.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management (2.8.1 or later), available from the C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management Web site. See References.

References:

  • C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management (C5 EVM) Web site: Secure Elements - Compliance and Vulnerability Management Overview.
  • BID-18191: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-2710: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR (aka C5 EVM) before 2.8.1 uses the same invariant RSA key for all installations, which allows remote attackers with the key to decrypt communications.
  • OSVDB ID: 26137: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR Installation RSA Key Persistence Weakness
  • SA20378: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016184: C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management Bugs Let Remote Users Access the System, Execute Arbitrary Code, Monitor Communications, and Deny Service
  • US-CERT VU#566553: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR uses the same RSA key for all installations

Platforms Affected:

  • Secure Elements C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management prior to 2.8.1

Reported:

May 30, 2006

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