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CA Performance Management Arbitrary Command Execution

CA Performance Management Arbitrary Command Execution
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Authored by Kevin Kotas, Hendrik Van Belleghem | Site www3.ca.com

CA Technologies, a Broadcom Company, is alerting customers to a potential risk with CA Performance Management. A vulnerability exists that can allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands. CA published solutions to address the vulnerabilities and recommends that all affected customers implement these solutions. The vulnerability occurs due to default credentials and a configuration weakness. A malicious actor may use the default credentials and exploit a weakness in the configuration to execute arbitrary commands on the Performance Center server. CA Performance Management versions 3.7.x prior to 3.7.4, 3.6.x prior to 3.6.9, and 3.5.x are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
advisories | CVE-2019-13657
MD5 | 40cc0d6d35b9f640fb42753c9f62d043

CA Performance Management Arbitrary Command Execution

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CA20191015-01: Security Notice for CA Performance Management

Issued: October 15th, 2019
Last Updated: October 15th, 2019

CA Technologies, A Broadcom Company, is alerting customers to a
potential risk with CA Performance Management. A vulnerability exists
that can allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands. CA
published solutions to address the vulnerabilities and recommends
that all affected customers implement these solutions.

The vulnerability, CVE-2019-13657, occurs due to default credentials
and a configuration weakness. A malicious actor may use the default
credentials and exploit a weakness in the configuration to execute
arbitrary commands on the Performance Center server.

Risk Rating

High

Platform(s)

All supported platforms

Affected Products

NetOps 19.1 and prior

Component Version(s) Affected:

CA Performance Management 3.7.x prior to 3.7.4
CA Performance Management 3.6.x prior to 3.6.9
CA Performance Management 3.5.x

How to determine if the installation is affected

Customers may use the product version to determine if their product
installation is affected.

Solution

CA Technologies published the following solutions to address the
vulnerabilities. Customers should also review Firewall and
Connectivity Considerations at
https://docops.ca.com/ca-performance-management/3-7/en
located under the Installing -> Review Installation Requirements and
Considerations section. As always we recommend that you follow good
password management for all passwords within the system.

CA Performance Management 3.7.x:
Update to Performance Management 3.7.4 or later.
Review the 3.7.x upgrade steps and MySQL password guidance located
at https://docops.ca.com/ca-performance-management/3-7/en under
the Upgrading -> Upgrade Performance Center section.

CA Performance Management 3.6.x:
Update to Performance Management 3.6.9 or later. Alternatively,
customers may update to 3.7.4 or later.
Review the 3.6.x upgrade steps and MySQL password guidance located
at https://docops.ca.com/ca-performance-management/3-6/en under
the Upgrading -> Upgrade Performance Center section.

CA Performance Management 3.5.x:
Update to Performance Management 3.7.4 or later.
Review the 3.7.x upgrade steps and MySQL password guidance located
at https://docops.ca.com/ca-performance-management/3-7/en under
the Upgrading -> Upgrade Performance Center section.
For explicit 3.5.x guidance on changing the password for MySQL,
review the steps located at
https://docops.ca.com/ca-performance-management/3-5/en under
the Upgrading -> Upgrade Performance Center section.

References

CVE-2019-13657 - Performance Management default credentials

Acknowledgement

CVE-2019-13657 - Hendrik Van Belleghem

Change History

Version 1.0: 2019-10-15 - Initial Release

CA customers may receive product alerts and advisories by subscribing
to Proactive Notifications on the support site.

Customers who require additional information about this notice may
contact CA Technologies Support at https://casupport.broadcom.com/

To report a suspected vulnerability in a CA Technologies product,
please send a summary to CA Technologies Product Vulnerability
Response at ca.psirt <AT> broadcom.com

Security Notices, PGP key, and disclosure policy and guidance
https://techdocs.broadcom.com/ca-psirt

Kevin Kotas
CA Product Security Incident Response Team

Copyright 2019 Broadcom. All Rights Reserved. The term "Broadcom"
refers to Broadcom Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Broadcom, the pulse
logo, Connecting everything, CA Technologies and the CA technologies
logo are among the trademarks of Broadcom. All trademarks, trade
names, service marks and logos referenced herein belong to their
respective companies.

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