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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
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Unauthorised Access -- Existing Account
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 188.8.131.52 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
RSA NetWitness 184.108.40.206
RSA Security Analytics 10.2.4
RSA Security Analytics 10.3.2
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"Security Advisories Severity Rating" at
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