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Category:   Application (Security)  >   RSA Authentication Agent Vendors:   EMC, RSA
RSA Authentication Agent SDK for C Error Handling Flaw May Let Remote Users Bypass Authentication on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039877
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039877
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-14378   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 29 2017
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): API 8.5 for C, SDK 8.6 for C
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in RSA Authentication Agent SDK for C. A remote user can bypass authentication in certain cases.

In applications that do not properly handle return codes from the API/SDK, a remote user may be able to trigger an error handling flaw and bypass authentication on the target system.

Systems with the API/SDK used in TCP asynchronous mode may be affected.

The RSA Authentication Agent API/SDK for Java is not affected.


Impact:   A remote user can bypass authentication in certain cases.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (API 8.5.1 for C, SDK 8.6.1 for C; Advisory ESA-2017-146).
Vendor URL:  www.emc.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error

Message History:   None.


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