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CA eTrust Admin GINA Password Reset Interface Lets Users Gain Privileged Access
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017740
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-1345   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 9 2007
Impact:   User access via local system, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1.0, 8.1.1, 8.1.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in eTrust Admin. A user can gain privileged access to the target application.

A local user (or remote authenticated user via Remote Desktop) can invoke the eTrust Admin GINA password reset interface to gain privileged access to the target application.

Impact:   A user can gain privileged access on the target application.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The CA advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [CAID 35145]: CA eTrust Admin Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Title: [CAID 35145]: CA eTrust Admin Privilege Escalation

CA Vuln ID (CAID): 35145

CA Advisory Date: 2007-03-08

Impact: Attackers can gain escalated privileges.

Summary: The CA eTrust Admin GINA component contains a privilege
escalation vulnerability within the reset password interface.

Mitigating Factors: This vulnerability is exploitable only 
through physical interactive access or through Remote Desktop.

Severity: CA has given this vulnerability a Medium risk rating.

Affected Products:
eTrust Admin 8.1 SP2 (8.1.2)
eTrust Admin 8.1 SP1 (8.1.1)
eTrust Admin 8.1 (8.1.0)

Affected Platforms:

Status and Recommendation:
CA has issued an update to correct the vulnerability. Two update
options are available for CA eTrust Admin 8.1 SP2 (8.1.2), 
8.1 SP1 (8.1.1), 8.1 (8.1.0):
1. Uninstall GINA and install 8.1 SP2 CR6 or later.
2. Manually replace the affected cube.exe executable with the 
fixed cube.exe executable from the 8.1 SP2 CR6 Manual Updates zip 
file. The fixed cube.exe file has a date of February 11, 2007 and 
a file size of 53,248 bytes.
Both updates can be found at the eTrust Admin Solutions and 
Patches page:
If patch application is not feasible at this time, ensure that 
Remote Desktop is disabled and restrict physical host access to 
reduce exposure.

How to determine if the installation is affected:
1. Using Windows Explorer, locate the file "cube.exe". By default, 
the file is located in the 
"C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Admin GINA Option" directory.
2. Right click on the file and select Properties.
3. Select the General tab.
The installation is vulnerable if the creation date of cube.exe is
earlier than February 11, 2007.

References (URLs may wrap):
CA SupportConnect:
CA SupportConnect security notice for this vulnerability:
Security Notice for CA eTrust Admin GINA
CA Security Advisor posting:
CA eTrust Admin Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
CAID: 35145
CAID advisory link:
CVE Reference: CVE-2007-1345
OSVDB Reference: OSVDB ID: 32722

Changelog for this advisory:
v1.0 - Initial Release

Customers who require additional information should contact CA
Technical Support at

For technical questions or comments related to this advisory, 
please send email to vuln AT ca DOT com.

If you discover a vulnerability in CA products, please report 
your findings to vuln AT ca DOT com, or utilize our "Submit a
Vulnerability" form.

Ken Williams ; 0xE2941985
Director, CA Vulnerability Research

CA, One CA Plaza. Islandia, NY 11749
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