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** WHITE information - Unlimited distribution allowed ** ** see https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI_CSIRT:TLP for distribution restrictions ** EGI SVG ADVISORY [EGI-SVG-2012-4228] Title: EGI SVG Advisory 'Low' RISK - SAML implementation vulnerability in Unicore Date: 2012-08-19 Updated: URL: https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/SVG:Advisory-SVG-2012-4228 Introduction ============ A vulnerability has been found in some Unicore components which may allow a user to impersonate another user. This has been fixed in the version of Unicore currently available in EGI UMD 2. Details ======= A vulnerability in some implemetations of SAML has been reported [R 1]. This may allow a user to impersonate another user. Members of the SVG investigated and some of the Unicore components were found to be vulnerable. Two types of exploit were found. One which potentially allows a user to delete another users workflow, but it is unlikely any sites are configured in a way which allows this. One allows impersonation, but can only be exploited in very rare circumstances. No other middleware used in EGI is known to be vulnerable. Risk category ============= This issue has been assessed as 'Low' risk by the EGI SVG Risk Assessment Team Affected software ================= The following Unicore components are affected: Unicore/X U. Registry Workflow Service Service Orchestrator Component installation information ================================== The official repository for the distribution of grid middleware for EGI sites is repository.egi.eu which contains the EGI Unified Middleware Distribution (UMD). Sites using the EGI UMD should see: http://repository.egi.eu/category/umd_releases/distribution/umd-2/ This was released as part of the UMD update 2.6.0 on 12th June 2013 Sites installing directly from EMI should see: http://www.eu-emi.eu/emi-2-matterhorn/updates/ This was released as part of the EMI 2 Update 8 on 28th January 2013. Recommendations =============== Sites are recommended to update relevant components in due course, if they have not updated since the software was released. Credit ====== The software vulnerability group was alerted to the generic vulnerability type by Tobias Dussa. Unicore components were found to be vulnerable by Krzysztof Benedyczak. References ========== [R 1] On Breaking SAML: Be Whoever You Want to Be. Juraj Somorovsky, Andreas Mayer, Jörg Schwenk, Marco Kampmann, Meiko Jensen. http://www.nds.rub.de/research/publications/BreakingSAML/ Timeline ======== Yyyy-mm-dd 2012-08-13 Tobias Dussa Alerted CSIRT to General Vulnerability type. 2012-08-13 Acknowledgement from the EGI SVG to the reporter 2012-08-28 Krzysztof Benedyczak found that some Unicore components are vulnerable 2012- Vulnerability better understood, and to include classic XSW attacks. 2012- Various checks on other components, none found to be vulnerable. 2012-12-03 Assessment by the EGI Software Vulnerability Group for the Unicore vulnerability reported to the software providers 2013-01-28 Fixed in EMI 2 Update 8 2013-06-12 Updated packages available EGI UMD-2 2013-08-19 After checking 'Low' risk issues, found fixed in UMD. 2012-09-16 Public disclosure