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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   CA Common Services Vendors:   CA
CA Common Services Input Validation Flaw in 'casrvc' Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037730
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037730
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-9795   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 27 2017
Impact:   Modification of system information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in CA Common Services. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit an input validation flaw in 'casrvc' to modify arbitrary files on the target system and gain root privileges.

The following products are affected:

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

Craig Blackie, NCC Group, reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (RO93360).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://www.ca.com/us/services-support/ca-support/ca-support-online/product-content/recommended-reading/security-notices/ca20170126-01--security-notice-for-ca-common-services-casrvc.html

Vendor URL:  www.ca.com/us/services-support/ca-support/ca-support-online/product-content/recommended-reading/security-notices/ca20170126-01--security-notice-for-ca-common-services-casrvc.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.


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