RSA response to Fox-IT report and Best Practices for RSA SecurID
RSA SecurID Software Token
On December 17, 2019, Fox-IT published a report titled “Operation Wocao: Shining a light on one of China’s hidden hacking groups”, which identified risks associated with improper provisioning of the RSA SecurID software token.
RSA considers the scenario presented by the report to be against recommended deployment practices rather than a security vulnerability within the product. From the scenario in the report, RSA believes the software token compromise described has two key requirements:
The adversary must have access to a software token XML file.
The file must have been created without a password.
The distribution of unprotected software token XML files (i.e. files created without a password) is the root-cause of the issue reported by Fox-IT. RSA recommends that customers follow RSA SecurID® Software Token Security Best Practices to minimize risks during token provisioning. For more details, refer to the following advisory:
Read and use the information in this RSA Security Advisory to assist in avoiding any situation that might arise from the problems described herein. If you have any questions regarding this product alert, contact RSA Software Technical Support at 1- 800 995 5095. RSA Security LLC and its affiliates, including without limitation, its ultimate parent company, Dell EMC, distributes RSA 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 disclaims 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, its affiliates or suppliers, be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if RSA, its affiliates or suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the foregoing limitation may not apply.