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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Vulnerability in Citrix CloudPlatform Could Result in
Log-file Information Disclosure
23 January 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Citrix CloudPlatform
Operating System: Red Hat
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2012-5616
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Vulnerability in Citrix CloudPlatform Could Result in Log-file Information
Document ID: CTX136163
Created On: Jan 9, 2013
Updated On: Jan 10, 2013
Description of Problem
A vulnerability has been identified in Citrix CloudPlatform, formerly known as
Citrix CloudStack, that could result in security-sensitive information being
logged during the normal operation of the CloudPlatform server.
This vulnerability has been assigned the following CVE number:
This vulnerability affects all versions of Citrix CloudStack and CloudPlatform
up to and including 3.0.5.
What Customers Should Do
A new version of Citrix CloudPlatform has been released to address this issue.
Citrix recommends that affected customers upgrade to CloudPlatform version
3.0.6, which can be downloaded from the following location:
Customers using an affected version of the product that are unable to upgrade
at this time may consider modifying /etc/cloud/management/log4j-cloud.xml on
all management servers so that the apiserver.com.cloud appender logs with a
threshold of "WARN" or higher.
Please note that all existing logfiles should be purged following either this
configuration change or a product upgrade.
For further information or assistance, please contact your Citrix Support
What Citrix Is Doing
Citrix is notifying customers and channel partners about this potential
security issue. This article is also available from the Citrix Knowledge
Center at http://support.citrix.com/.
Obtaining Support on This Issue
If you require technical assistance with this issue, please contact Citrix
Technical Support. Contact details for Citrix Technical Support are available
Reporting Security Vulnerabilities to Citrix
Citrix welcomes input regarding the security of its products and considers
any and all potential vulnerabilities seriously. If you would like to report
a security issue to Citrix, please compose an e-mail to email@example.com
stating the exact version of the product in which the vulnerability was found
and the steps needed to reproduce the vulnerability.
This document applies to:
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