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SPS servers vulnerable to an XXE injection attack


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CA Single Sign On Secure Proxy Server (SiteMinder) CA Single Sign On SOA Security Manager (SiteMinder) CA Single Sign-On


During security audit tests we found that our SPS server could be vulnerable to an XXE injection attack due to a XML SOAP Vulnerability.


SPS R12.52 SP1 CR00


This has been fixed in R12.52 SP1 CR06, however you can solve this if affected in previous releases by applying the following steps:

1) On SPS go to /secure-proxy/Tomcat/webapps/affwebservices/WEB-INF folder.
2) Make a backup of web.xml file.
3) Stop SPS.
4) Edit web.xml and locate section (as shown below)
5) Remove or comment out the entire "router" servlet section.
6) Restart SPS.

    <display-name>Apache-SOAP RPC Router</display-name>
    <description>This is the main servlet that dispatches the SOAP requests to registered web services</description>

Additional Information

Defects Fixed in 12.52 SP1 CR06


CA Access Gateway is vulnerable to an XXE injection attack and able to retrieve confidential data and access sensitive files on the server, for example the "passwd" file.