Unicenter Web Services Distributed Management Discloses Files to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1016975|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1016975
(Links to External Site)
Date: Oct 3 2006
Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes Exploit Included: Yes |
Computer Associates reported a vulnerability in Unicenter Web Services Distributed Management. A remote user can view files on the target system.|
Version 3.1 uses a vulnerable version of the Jetty web server that does not properly validate user-supplied input. A remote user can supply a specially crafted request to view files on target system that are located outside of the intended directory.
A demonstration exploit URL is provided:
Oliver Karow and Richard Sammet of Symantec discovered this vulnerability.
A remote user can view files on the target system.|
The vendor issued a fixed version (3.11) in December 2004.|
The CA advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: supportconnectw.ca.com/public/ca_common_docs/wsdmvuln_notice.asp (Links to External Site)
Input validation error|
|Underlying OS: Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), Linux (SuSE), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)|
Source Message Contents
Subject: [CAID 34661]: CA Unicenter WSDM File System Read Access Vulnerability|
Title: CAID 34661: CA Unicenter WSDM File System Read Access
CA Vulnerability ID (CAID): 34661
CA Advisory Date: 2006-10-03
Oliver Karow, Symantec Security Consultant
oliver_karow at symantec dot com
Richard Sammet, Symantec Security Consultant
richard_sammet at symantec dot com
Impact: Remote attacker can access sensitive information.
Summary: Unicenter Web Services Distributed Management 3.1 uses a
known vulnerable version of Jetty WebServer, an open source java
web server. An advisory describing the Jetty WebServer
vulnerability can be found at
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/11330. The vulnerability allows
a remote attacker to gain full read access on the install
partitions file system of the Unicenter WSDM host system through a
directory traversal attack
Mitigating Factors: This is an older vulnerability that was
addressed in December 2004 with the release of Unicenter Web
Services Distributed Management (WSDM) 3.11.
Severity: CA has given this vulnerability a Medium risk rating.
CA Unicenter Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) 3.1
Red Hat Linux
Status and Recommendation:
This vulnerability was addressed in December 2004 with the release
of Unicenter Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) 3.11.
Customers using Unicenter WSDM 3.1 should upgrade to WSDM 3.11 or
later through the CA SupportConnect web site at
Determining if you are affected:
The WSDM version in use can be determined by viewing the
downloaded package name. Search for files named CAWSDM_3_1.xxx.
References (URLs may wrap):
CA SupportConnect Security Notice for this vulnerability:
Important Security Notice for CA Unicenter WSDM (File System Read
CAID Advisory link:
CVE Reference: CVE-2004-2478
OSVDB Reference: OSVDB ID: 10490
Changelog for this advisory:
v1.0 - Initial Release
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