EMC RSA Authentication Agent 7.1 improper authentication

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in EMC RSA Authentication Agent 7.1. This affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a improper authentication vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-287. When an actor claims to have a given identity, the software does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 09/20/2012 by Agent as 50735 as confirmed advisory (Secunia). It is possible to read the advisory at secunia.com. The public release was coordinated in cooperation with EMC. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2012-2287 since 04/19/2012. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. The requirement for exploitation is a authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 62438 (RSA Authentication Client 3.5 < 3.5.6 Local Authentication Bypass), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version 7.1.1 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying the patch 7.1.1 is able to eliminate this problem. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be patching the affected component. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (78802), SecurityTracker (ID 1027559), Vulnerability Center (SBV-36387) and Tenable (62438). See 6542 for similar entry.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.7

VulDB Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Temp Score: 7.7
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Class: Improper authentication
CWE: CWE-287
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 62438
Nessus Name: RSA Authentication Client 3.5 < 3.5.6 Local Authentication Bypass
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Upgrade: RSA Authentication Agent 7.1.1
Patch: 7.1.1


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Vendor: dellemc.com

Advisory: 50735 [404 Not Found]
Researcher: Agent
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-2287 (🔍)

X-Force: 78802 - RSA Authentication Agent and RSA Authentication Client security bypass, Medium Risk
SecurityTracker: 1027559 - RSA Authentication Agent Lets Remote Authenticated Users Bypass an Authentication Step
Vulnerability Center: 36387 - EMC RSA Authentication Agent 7.1 and RAS Authentication Client 3.5 Allows Remote Security Bypass, Low
SecurityFocus: 55662 - Multiple RSA Products Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
Secunia: 50735 - RSA Authentication Agent / Authentication Client Access Bypass Weakness, Not Critical
OSVDB: 85727

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 09/28/2012 10:38 AM
Updated: 04/14/2021 01:14 PM
Changes: 09/28/2012 10:38 AM (82), 04/17/2017 12:35 PM (6), 04/14/2021 01:14 PM (3)
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