Multiple CA products ActiveX control file overwrite

ca-products-activex-file-overwrite (65632) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) and CA Internet Security Suite (ISS) XMLSecDB ActiveX control (UmxXmlSd.dll) could allow a remote attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the SetXml() and Save() insecure methods to create arbitrary files on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Refer to CA20110223-01 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • CA20110223-01: Security Notice for CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System.
  • ZDI-11-093: CA Internet Security Suite HIPS XML Security Database Parser Class Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-093: CA Internet Security Suite HIPS XML Security Database Parser Class Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-093: CA Internet Security Suite HIPS XML Security Database Parser Class Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-093: CA Internet Security Suite HIPS XML Security Database Parser Class Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • BID-46539: CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System 'XMLSecDB' ActiveX Control Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2011-1036: The XML Security Database Parser class in the XMLSecDB ActiveX control in the HIPSEngine component in the Management Server before 8.1.0.88, and the client before 1.6.450, in CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) 8.1, as used in CA Internet Security Suite (ISS) 2010, allows remote attackers to download an arbitrary program onto a client machine, and execute this program, via vectors involving the SetXml and Save methods.
  • OSVDB ID: 73414: CA Multiple Products XMLSecDB ActiveX Component Multiple Methods Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA43377: CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System XMLSecDB ActiveX Component Insecure Methods
  • SA43417: PivotX Password Reset Vulnerability
  • SA43490: CA Internet Security Suite XMLSecDB ActiveX Component Insecure Methods
  • US-CERT VU#175068: PivotX password reset vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System R8.1
  • CA Internet Security Suite 2010

Reported:

Feb 23, 2011

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