TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

CA ERwin Web Portal MIMM ConfigServiceProvider Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-14-095: April 17th, 2014


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Affected Vendors

Affected Products

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to read database credentials on a system with vulnerable installations of CA ERwin Web Portal's Meta Integration Metadata Management service. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the "Meta Integration Web Server and Services" ConfigServiceProvider servlet which is vulnerable to a directory traversal. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to read arbitrary XML files, including files which store database credentials, under the context of SYSTEM. An attacker can couple this vulnerability with others to gain remote code execution.

Vendor Response

CA has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-04-11 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-04-17 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod