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ESB-2014.0713 - [Appliance] RSA NetWitness & RSA Security Analytics: Unauthorised access - Existing account

Date: 13 May 2014

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

          ESA-2014-027: RSA NetWitness and RSA Security Analytics
                    Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
                                13 May 2014


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:          RSA NetWitness
                  RSA Security Analytics
Publisher:        EMC
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access:    Unauthorised Access -- Existing Account
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:        CVE-2014-0643  

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ESA-2014-027: RSA NetWitness and RSA Security Analytics Authentication Bypass

EMC Identifier: ESA-2014-027
CVE Identifier: CVE-2014-0643
Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected Products:  RSA NetWitness or earlier, RSA Security Analytics
10.2.3 or earlier, RSA Security Analytics 10.3.1 or earlier
Unaffected Products: RSA Security Analytics 10.2.4 or greater, RSA Security 
Analytics 10.3.2 or greater
RSA NetWitness and RSA Security Analytics have a security fix to address an
authentication bypass vulnerability.
RSA NetWitness and RSA Security Analytics each contain a security fix for an
authentication bypass vulnerability that could potentially be exploited to 
compromise the affected system. When PAM for Kerberos is enabled, an attacker
can authenticate to the vulnerable system with a valid user name and without
specifying a password.  This issue does not affect other authentication 

Further information about this resolution and other fixes can be found in 
the Release Notes.
RSA strongly recommends that RSA NetWitness and RSA Security Analytics 
customers upgrade to versions listed below that contains the resolution for 
this issue.

RSA NetWitness
RSA Security Analytics 10.2.4
RSA Security Analytics 10.3.2
Obtaining Documentation:
To obtain RSA documentation, log on to RSA SecurCare Online at 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 

Severity Rating:
For an explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to the Knowledge Base Article, 
"Security Advisories Severity Rating" at 
RSA recommends all customers take into account both the base score and any 
relevant temporal and environmental scores which may impact the potential 
severity associated with particular security vulnerability.

Obtaining More Information:
For more information about RSA products, visit the RSA web site at

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, click Help & 
Contact, and then click the Contact Us - Phone tab or the Contact Us - Email 

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
 mplied, 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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