CA20111208-01: Security Notice for CA SiteMinder

Today we published a security notice and fixes to address a medium risk, publicly known vulnerability in CA SiteMinder.

Today we published a security notice and fixes to address a medium risk, publicly known vulnerability in CA SiteMinder. 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 victim’s browser. Vulnerability details were first publicized by CERT on 2011-12-07 in US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#713012 – CA Siteminder login.fcc form xss vulnerability. We are not aware of any active exploitation, and due to the lower risk, we do not anticipate any widespread exploitation. Note that fixes are currently available only for SiteMinder R12. Fixes for SiteMinder R6 should be available in January 2012.

CA20111208-01: Security
Notice for CA SiteMinder{A7DA8AC2-E9B4-4DDE-B828-098E0955A344}

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


The opinions and statements on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of CA Technologies.

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    • CAHighlight

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    While the analysts were hyping DevOps, I posted the oversight of not including security as part of that discussion as you are highlighting here. Instead of just talking DevOps, it should be DOS (what’s old is new again :-) – DevOpsSec. As a previous AppDev person, it’s the app, who’s using it, why and where rather than the device and having the service available.

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    • CAHighlight

      Thank you for your feedback Michele. Agreed – security cannot be overlooked. Appreciate your input!

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