CA Common Services casrvc Privilege Escalation

CA Technologies support is alerting customers about a medium risk vulnerability that may allow a local attacker to gain additional privileges with products using CA Common Services running on the AIX, HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris platforms. The vulnerability, CVE-2016-9795, occurs due to insufficient validation by the casrvc program. A local unprivileged user can exploit the vulnerability to modify arbitrary files, which can potentially allow a local attacker to gain root level access.


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CA20170126-01: Security Notice for CA Common Services casrvc

Issued: January 26, 2017
Last Updated: January 26, 2017

CA Technologies support is alerting customers about a medium risk
vulnerability that may allow a local attacker to gain additional
privileges with products using CA Common Services running on the AIX,
HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris platforms. The vulnerability, CVE-2016-9795,
occurs due to insufficient validation by the casrvc program. A local
unprivileged user can exploit the vulnerability to modify arbitrary
files, which can potentially allow a local attacker to gain root
level access.

Risk Rating

Medium

Platforms

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

Affected Products

CA Common Services

Products that include CA Common Services:

CA Client Automation 12.8, 12.9, 14.0
CA SystemEDGE 5.8.2, 5.9
CA Systems Performance for Infrastructure Managers 12.8, 12.9
CA Universal Job Management Agent 11.2
CA Virtual Assurance for Infrastructure Managers 12.8, 12.9
CA Workload Automation AE 11, 11.3, 11.3.5, 11.3.6

Unaffected Products

CA Common Services for z/OS
CA Common Services on the Windows platform

How to determine if the installation is affected

Customers may use the applyptf or equivalent program to determine if
the patch from the solution section is present.

Solution

CA technologies published a fix to resolve the vulnerability for all
affected products.

CA Client Automation
CA SystemEDGE
CA Systems Performance for Infrastructure Managers
CA Universal Job Management Agent
CA Virtual Assurance for Infrastructure Managers
CA Workload Automation AE

Install the following fix for CA Common Services on AIX, HP-UX,
Linux, or Solaris:

RO93360

References

CVE-2016-9795 - CA Common Services casrvc local privilege escalation

Acknowledgement

CVE-2016-9795 - Craig Blackie, NCC Group

Version 1.0: Initial Release

If additional information is required, please contact CA Technologies
Support at https://support.ca.com/

If you discover a vulnerability in CA Technologies products, please
report your findings to the CA Technologies Product Vulnerability
Response Team at vuln <AT> ca.com

Security Notices and PGP key
support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsbpldgpg
www.ca.com/us/support/ca-support-online/documents.aspx?id=177782

Regards,

Kevin Kotas
Vulnerability Response Director
CA Technologies Product Vulnerability Response Team

Copyright (c) 2017 CA. 520 Madison Avenue, 22nd Floor, New York, NY
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