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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   HPE ArcSight Connectors Vendors:   ArcSight, HPE
HP ArcSight SmartConnectors Default Password and Lack of Certificate Validation Let Remote Users Gain Access to the Target System or Modify Log Data
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034078
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-2902, CVE-2015-2903   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 5 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Modification of system information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 7.1.6
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in HP ArcSight SmartConnectors. A remote user can access and modify log data. A remote user can gain access to the target system.

The system does not properly validate the SSL certificate of the upstream Logger device [CVE-2015-2902]. A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can obtain or modify log data.

The system uses a default password that cannot be changed for the CWSAPI SOAP service. A remote user can use the password to access the system with administrator privileges.

Jefferson Ogata reported one vulnerability (via US-CERT).

Impact:   A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can access or modify log data communicated by the target system.

A remote user can gain administrative access to the target system.

Solution:   HP has issued a fix (7.1.6).

The HP advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error

Message History:   None.

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