C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management RSA key weak security

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


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.


Obtain Information


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.


  • 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


May 30, 2006

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