CA20140218 01 Security Notice for CA 2E Web Option - CA Technologies
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CA20140218-01: Security Notice for CA 2E Web Option

Issued: February 18, 2014

CA Technologies Support is alerting customers to a potential risk in CA 2E Web Option (C2WEB). A vulnerability exists that can allow an attacker to exploit an authentication weakness and execute a session prediction attack. The vulnerability, CVE-2014-1219, is due to a predictable session token. An unauthenticated attacker can manipulate a session token to gain privileged access to a valid session. CA Technologies has issued fixes to address the vulnerability.

Risk Rating

High

Affected Platforms

IBM i

Affected Products

CA 2E Web Option r8.5
CA 2E Web Option r8.5 + PTF 1
CA 2E Web Option r8.6
CA 2E Web Option r8.6 + PTF B

Note that the vulnerable version reported by Portcullis, r8.1.2, reached End of Service (EOS) on April 10, 2013, and is no longer supported. Customers can find the CA 2E r8.1, r8.1 SP1 and r8.1 SP2 End of Service Announcement, dated April 10, 2012, on the CA Support website.

Non-Affected Products

None (i.e. all supported versions of CA 2E Web Option are affected)

How to determine if the installation is affected

All supported versions of CA 2E Web Option are affected by this vulnerability.

To determine if the fix for this vulnerability has been applied, refer to the guidance below for each supported version.

CA 2E Web Option r8.5:
The existence of the data area YHFM55861 in PTF library YW8501254 will indicate that this solution has been applied.

CA 2E Web Option r8.6:
The existence of the data area YHFM55865 in PTF library YW860B254 will indicate that this solution has been applied.

Solution

CA Technologies has issued the following fixes to address the vulnerability.

CA 2E Web Option r8.5:
RO67583

CA 2E Web Option r8.6:
RO67569

Workaround

None

References

CVE-2014-1219 - CA 2E Web Option Session Prediction Vulnerability

Acknowledgement

CVE-2014-1219 - Portcullis

Change History

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.

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