ESB-2018.0342 - [Win][UNIX/Linux] HPE Micro Focus Fortify Audit Workbench and Fortify Software Security Center: Denial of service - Remote/unauthenticated 2018-02-02

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                               ESB-2018.0342
  MFSBGN03797 rev.1 - Micro Focus Fortify Audit Workbench (AWB) and Micro
Focus Fortify Software Security Center (SSC), XML External Entity Injection
                              2 February 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Micro Focus Fortify Audit Workbench
                   Micro Focus Fortify Software Security Center
Publisher:         Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service        -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-6486  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://softwaresupport.hpe.com/document/-/facetsearch/document/KM03083653

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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: KM03083653
Version: 1

MFSBGN03797 rev.1 - Micro Focus Fortify Audit Workbench (AWB) and Micro Focus
Fortify Software Security Center (SSC), XML External Entity Injection

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.

Release Date: 2018-02-01
Last Updated: 2018-02-01

Potential Security Impact: Remote: Unauthorized Data Injection

Source: Micro Focus, Product Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in Micro Focus Fortify
Audit Workbench (AWB) and Micro Focus Fortify Software Security Center (SSC).
The vulnerability could be exploited to allow XML External Entity (XXE)
injection.

References:

  - CVE-2018-6486 - XML External Entity (XXE)

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

  - Fortify Audit Workbench (AWB) -v 16.10, 16.20, 17.10
  - Fortify Software Security Center (SSC) -v 16.10, 16.20, 17.10

BACKGROUND

  CVSS Base Metrics
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  Reference, CVSS V3 Score/Vector, CVSS V2 Score/Vector


Micro Focus would like to thank Jakub Palaczynski for reporting this issue to
security-alert@hpe.com

RESOLUTION

Micro Focus has made the following software updates and mitigation
information to resolve the vulnerability in Micro Focus Fortify Audit
Workbench (AWB) and Micro Focus Fortify Software Security Center (SSC).

* Upgrade to Fortify 17.20 or later by visiting the Software Support Online
and log into your SSO account using the following link:
<https://softwaresupport.softwaregrp.com/>

HISTORY
Version:1 (rev.1) - 1 February 2018 Initial release

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