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[SVE-334194354] CA Unified Infrastructure Management Directory Traversal Vulnerability

Date Type Platform Author EDB-ID CVE-ID OSVDB-ID Download App SIS Signature
2016-11-10HMI SoftwarCA Technologies Unified Infrastructure ManagementAndrea MicalizziN/ACVE-2016-5803N/AN/AN/A

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# CA Unified Infrastructure Management Directory Traversal Vulnerability
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### OVERVIEW

Independent researcher Andrea Micalizzi, working with Zero Day Initiative, has identified a directory traversal vulnerability in CA Technologies' Unified Infrastructure Management application. CA Technologies has produced an update to mitigate this vulnerability.

This vulnerability could be exploited remotely.





### AFFECTED PRODUCTS

The following Unified Infrastructure Management versions are affected:

Unified Infrastructure Management Version 8.4 Service Pack 1 and older.





### IMPACT

The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory. This allows attackers to traverse the file system to access files or directories that are outside the restricted directory. The attacker may be able to create or overwrite critical files that are used to execute code, such as programs or libraries.

Impact to individual organizations depends on many factors that are unique to each organization. NCCIC/ICS-CERT recommends that organizations evaluate the impact of this vulnerability based on their operational environment, architecture, and product implementation.





### BACKGROUND

CA Technologies is a United States-based company that maintains offices in several countries around the world, including the US, UK, Netherlands, Brazil, India, Germany, France, Korea, China, and Japan.

The affected product, Unified Infrastructure Management, is a web-based SCADA system. According to CA Technologies, Unified Infrastructure Management software is deployed primarily in the Information Technology sector. CA Technologies estimates that this product is used primarily in the United States and Europe with a small percentage in Asia.





### VULNERABILITY CHARACTERIZATION


# VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW


RELATIVE PATH TRAVERSAL

The Unified Infrastructure Management software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize sequences such as ".." that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
CVE-2016-5803 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of 8.6 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:L).





### VULNERABILITY DETAILS


# EXPLOITABILITY

This vulnerability could be exploited remotely.


# EXISTENCE OF EXPLOIT

No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.


# DIFFICULTY

An attacker with a low skill would be able to exploit this vulnerability.




### MITIGATION

CA Technologies recommends that users upgrade to UIM 8.47, which is available at the CA Support Download Center at:
https://support.ca.com

UIM SNAP users should upgrade to the latest version available at the CA Support Download Center at:
https://support.ca.com