000032023 - Apache Common Library InvokerTransformer Vulnerability (CVE-2015-4852 & CVE-2015-6420) in RSA Access Manager 6.x - False Positive

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Article Number000032023
Applies ToRSA Product Set: Access Manager
RSA Version/Condition: 6.0 / 6.1 /  6.2 SP3
CVE IDCVE-2015-4852, CVE-2015-6420
Article SummarySecurity Issue with Apache collections jars specifically commons-collections-3.2.1.jar.
Originally reported  as CVE-2015-4852.
A second, similar issue was reported as CVE-2015-6420

CVE-2015-4852 is actually a Weblogic CVE that is centered around Apache common libraries.
CVE-2015-6420 is a CISCO CVE centered around the same Apache common libraries.

These libraries are used in Access Manager from 6.0 up to 6.2 SP3.
The actual issue is a deserialization vulnerability involving Apache Commons collections, which is already being addressed by that group.
Link to Advisorieshttp://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1713307
Alert ImpactNot Exploitable
Technical DetailsThe flaw exists but it is not exploitable
Technical Details ExplanationRSA has investigated the issue and have deemed that the flaw exists but is not exploitable.
This is because of the following:
  • Access Manager does not accept the input from the user to de-serialize the data.
  • AxM runtime interfaces are not serializing any of the custom Java objects.
  • Most of the references are associated with the Admin API, the methods for which are executed over the authentication.
ResolutionNo changes are required. It is also suggested to run AxM components in SSL auth mode. 

 

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