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CA20180829-01: Security Notice for CA PPM

Issued: August 29, 2018
Last Updated: August 29, 2018

CA Technologies Support is alerting customers to multiple potential risks with CA PPM (formerly CA Clarity PPM). Multiple vulnerabilities exist that can allow an attacker to conduct a variety of attacks. 

The first vulnerability, CVE-2018-13822, has a medium risk rating and concerns an SSL password being stored in plain text, which can allow an attacker to access sensitive information.

The second vulnerability, CVE-2018-13823, has a high risk rating and concerns an XML external entity vulnerability in the XOG functionality, which can allow a remote attacker to access sensitive information.

The third vulnerability, CVE-2018-13824, has a high risk rating and concerns two parameters that fail to properly sanitize input, which can allow a remote attacker to execute SQL injection attacks.

The fourth vulnerability, CVE-2018-13825, has a high risk rating and concerns improper input validation by the gridExcelExport functionality, which can allow a remote attacker to execute reflected cross-site scripting attacks.

The fifth vulnerability, CVE-2018-13826, has a medium risk rating and concerns an XML external entity vulnerability in the XOG functionality, which can allow a remote attacker to conduct server side request forgery attacks.

Risk Rating

Cumulative risk rating:  High

Platform(s)

All supported platforms

Affected Products

CA PPM 14.3 and below
CA PPM 14.4
CA PPM 15.1
CA PPM 15.2
CA PPM 15.3

Unaffected Products

CA PPM 15.2 with appropriate patch level listed in Solution section of this document.
CA PPM 15.3 with appropriate patch level listed in Solution section of this document.
CA PPM 15.4
CA PPM 15.4.1

How to determine if the installation is affected

Customers can use the CA PPM Classic interface to find the release and patch level by clicking on "About" in the upper right corner of any screen.

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Solution

CA Technologies published the following solutions to address the vulnerabilities.

CA PPM 15.3:
Apply 15.3.Cumulative Patch 3 (15.3.0.3) or later.

CA PPM 15.2:
Apply 15.2 Cumulative Patch 6 (15.2.0.6) or later.

CA PPM 15.1:
Please contact CA Technologies Support for assistance.  Note that CA PPM 15.1 will reach End of Service (EOS) on April 30, 2019.

CA PPM 14.4:
Please contact CA Technologies Support for assistance.  Note that CA PPM 14.4 will reach End of Service (EOS) on October 31, 2018.

CA PPM 14.3 and below:
As you plan your upgrade to the latest release, please feel free to contact CA Technologies Support should you have any questions.

References

CVE-2018-13822 - CA PPM unencrypted SSL password
CVE-2018-13823 - CA PPM XXE in XOG info disclosure
CVE-2018-13824 - CA PPM SQL injection
CVE-2018-13825 - CA PPM gridExcelExport Reflected XSS
CVE-2018-13826 - CA PPM XXE in XOG SSRF

Acknowledgement

CVE-2018-13822 - Piotr Domirski
CVE-2018-13823 - Piotr Domirski
CVE-2018-13824 - Piotr Domirski
CVE-2018-13825 - Piotr Domirski
CVE-2018-13826 - Piotr Domirski

Change History

Version 1.0: 2018-08-29 - Initial Release

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