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Important announcement regarding CA Identity Suite and CVE-2018-11776

  • 1.  Important announcement regarding CA Identity Suite and CVE-2018-11776

    Posted 08-29-2018 07:35 AM
    Hi
    On 08/22/2018, the NIST has published CVE-2018-11776

    https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-11776

    The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

    "Apache Struts versions 2.3 to 2.3.34 and 2.5 to 2.5.16 suffer from possible Remote Code Execution when using results with no namespace and in same time, its upper action(s) have no or wildcard namespace. Same possibility when using url tag which doesn't have value and action set and in same time, its upper action(s) have no or wildcard namespace."
     
    The CA team has confirmed that all versions of CA Identity Suite are not vulnerable to this exploit.

    CA Identity Suite Version 14.2 uses a vulnerable version of Apache Struts 2.5.14.1 in CA Identity Manager’s Management Console. Due to the implementation of Namespaces appropriately with default values, and no URL without Tags or with empty values, no malicious Remote Code could be inserted to exploit this vulnerability.

    CA Identity Suite Versions 14.1 and earlier use an Apache Struts version 1 which is not susceptible to this vulnerability.

    With the next release, CA Identity Suite 14.3, we will be updating Apache Struts to a version where this vulnerability is addressed.
    For the official KB article please see:

    Thanks in advance

    Itamar Budin


    Sr Product Manager - IMAG Lifecycle

     

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