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    Security Notice for CA Performance Management: default credentials
                              16 October 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           CA Performance Management
Publisher:         CA Technologies
Operating System:  Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-13657  

Original Bulletin: 

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CA20191015-01: Security Notice for CA Performance Management

Issued: October 15th, 2019

Last Updated: October 15th, 2019

CA Technologies, A Broadcom Company, is alerting customers to a potential risk
with CA Performance Management. A vulnerability exists that can allow a remote
attacker to execute arbitrary commands. CA published solutions to address the
vulnerabilities and recommends that all affected customers implement these

The vulnerability, CVE-2019-13657, occurs due to default credentials and a
configuration weakness. A malicious actor may use the default credentials and
exploit a weakness in the configuration to execute arbitrary commands on the
Performance Center server.

Risk Rating



All supported platforms

Affected Products

NetOps 19.1 and prior

Component Version(s) Affected:

CA Performance Management 3.7.x prior to 3.7.4

CA Performance Management 3.6.x prior to 3.6.9

CA Performance Management 3.5.x

How to determine if the installation is affected

Customers may use the product version to determine if their product
installation is affected.


CA Technologies published the following solutions to address the
vulnerabilities. Customers should also review Firewall and Connectivity
Considerations in the documentation. As always we recommend that you follow
good password management for all passwords within the system.

CA Performance Management 3.7.x:

Update to Performance Management 3.7.4 or later.

Review the 3.7.x upgrade steps and MySQL password guidance located here .

CA Performance Management 3.6.x:

Update to Performance Management 3.6.9 or later. Alternatively, customers may
update to 3.7.4 or later.

Review the 3.6.x upgrade steps and MySQL password guidance located here .

CA Performance Management 3.5.x:

Update to Performance Management 3.7.4 or later.

Review the 3.7.x upgrade steps and MySQL password guidance located here .

For explicit 3.5.x guidance on changing the password for MySQL, review the
steps located here .


CVE-2019-13657 - Performance Management default credentials


CVE-2019-13657 - Hendrik Van Belleghem

Change History

Version 1.0: 2019-10-15 - Initial Release

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