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CA20121220-01: Security Notice for CA IdentityMinder

Issued: December 20, 2012
Updated: January 18, 2013

CA Technologies Support is alerting customers to two potential risks in CA IdentityMinder (formerly known as CA Identity Manager). Two vulnerabilities exist that can allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands, manipulate data, or gain elevated access. CA Technologies has issued patches to address the vulnerabilities.

The first vulnerability, CVE-2012-6298, allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands or manipulate data.

The second vulnerability, CVE-2012-6299, allows a remote attacker to gain elevated access.

Risk Rating


Affected Platforms


Affected Products

CA IdentityMinder r12.0 CR16 and earlier
CA IdentityMinder r12.5 SP1 thru SP14
CA IdentityMinder r12.6 GA

Non-Affected Products

None (i.e. all supported versions of CA IdentityMinder are vulnerable)

How to determine if the installation is affected

All versions of CA IdentityMinder r12.0, r12.5 prior to SP15, and r12.6 GA are vulnerable.

You can confirm that patches have been successfully applied by checking the dates associated with the following IdentityMinder jar files (the jar files are created in the patch output sub-folder structure in the root folder from which you have run the patch utility):

  • CA IdentityMinder r12.0 CR16 and earlier - user_console.jar
  • CA IdentityMinder r12.5 SP1 thru SP6 - user_console.jar
  • CA IdentityMinder r12.5 SP7 thru SP14 - user_console.jar & imsapi6.jar
  • CA IdentityMinder r12.6 GA - user_console.jar & imsapi6.jar

The dates on these jar files will be set to the date on which the patch was applied.


CA Technologies has issued the following patches to address the vulnerabilities. Download the appropriate patch(es) and follow the instructions in the readme.txt file. These patches can be applied to all operating system platforms.

12.0CR8+ - ftp://ftp.ca.com/120CR8+.zip

12.5SP1 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP1.zip

12.5SP2 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP2.zip

12.5SP3 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP3.zip

12.5SP4 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP4.zip

12.5SP5 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP5.zip

12.5SP6 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP6.zip

12.5SP7 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP7.zip

12.5SP8 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP8.zip

12.5SP9 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP9.zip

12.5SP10 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP10.zip

12.5SP11 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP11.zip

12.5SP12 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP12.zip

12.5SP13 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP13.zip

12.5SP14 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/125SP14.zip

12.6SP0 - ftp://ftp.ca.com/126GA.zip




CVE-2012-6298 - CA IdentityMinder execute arbitrary commands or manipulate data
CVE-2012-6299 - CA IdentityMinder gain elevated access


CVE-2012-6298 - Discovered internally by CA Technologies
CVE-2012-6299 - Discovered internally by CA Technologies

Change History

Version 1.0: Initial Release
Version 1.1: Revised the section entitled "How to determine if the installation is affected".

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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