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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

           Vulnerability patched in RSA Adaptive Authentication
                             24 November 2010


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:          RSA Adaptive Authentication 2.x
                  RSA Adaptive Authentication 5.7.x
Publisher:        EMC
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access:    Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:        CVE-2008-7266  

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ESA-2010-019: RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is reissuing this advisory regarding a potential cross-site scripting vulnerability that has been identified in RSA® Adaptive Authentication (On Premise) versions 2.x and 5.7.x. Patch 105162 (Security Patch).

Security Advisory 

Updated November 12, 2010 

This advisory was originally communicated in June 2008.


A potential cross-site scripting vulnerability has been identified in RSA® Adaptive Authentication (On Premise) versions 2.x and 5.7.x. Specifically a Flash Shockwave file provided by the Adaptive Authentication system could be exploited in certain limited circumstances.


CVE Identifier: CVE-2008-7266

To mitigate this issue, RSA released a patch in 2008 that was made available from RSA SecurCare® Online and is still available now, if needed.

Affected Products:

RSA Adaptive Authentication (On Premise) versions 2.x and 5.7.x may be impacted.

Unaffected Products:

The vulnerability does not affect 6.x versions.


We strongly recommend that customers who have not already obtained the mentioned patch or a later patch (which contains the Flash Shockwave file) obtain the patch from RSA SecurCare® Online.

Obtaining The Patch:

2.x and 5.7.x Customers:

If you have not already deployed the security patch or a later patch (which contains the Flash Shockwave file) you may obtain the patch at https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com/scolcms/set.aspx?id=8192

Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) Score:

The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score for the items identified in this advisory is 5.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N). EMC recommends that all customers take into account both the base score and any relevant temporal and environmental scores, which may impact the potential severity associated with a particular security vulnerability.

For more information on CVSS scoring, please see the Knowledge Base Article, \x{147}Security Advisories Severity Rating\x{148} at https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com/scolcms/knowledge.aspx?solution=a46604.


RSA would like to thank security researcher Nir Goldshlager, of Avnet Technologies, who brought it to our attention that some public web sites may still be at risk for this issue and has coordinated with us to ensure the safety of our customers.

Obtaining Documentation:

To obtain RSA documentation, log on to RSA SecurCare Online at https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com and click Products in the top navigation menu. Select the specific product whose documentation you want to obtain. Scroll to the section for the product version that you want and click the set link.

Obtaining More Information:

For more information about RSA Adaptive Authentication, visit the RSA web site at http://www.rsa.com/node.aspx?id=3018.

Getting Support and Service:

For customers with current maintenance contracts, contact your local RSA Customer Support center with any additional questions regarding this RSA SecurCare Note. For contact telephone numbers or e-mail addresses, log on to RSA SecurCare Online at https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com, click Help & Contact, and then click the Contact Us - Phone tab or the Contact Us - Email tab.

General Customer Support Information:


RSA SecurCare Online:


EOPS Policy:

RSA has a defined End of Primary Support policy associated with all major versions. Please refer to the link below for additional details. 

SecurCare Online Security Advisories

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, distributes SCOL Security Advisories in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected RSA products important security information. RSA recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. The information set forth herein is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. RSA disclaim all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall RSA or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if RSA or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

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