OpenAM Security Advisory #201507

Security vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenAM components. These issues may be present in versions of OpenAM including 12.0.x, 11.0.x, 10.1.0-Xpress, 10.0.x, 9.x, and possibly previous versions.

This advisory provides guidance on how to ensure your deployments can be secured. Workarounds or patches are available for all of the issues.

The maximum severity of issues in this advisory is Critical. Deployers should take steps as outlined in this advisory and apply the relevant update(s) at the earliest opportunity.

The recommendation is to deploy the relevant patches. Patch bundles are available for the following versions (in accordance with ForgeRock’s Maintenance and Patch availability policy):

  • 10.0.2
  • 11.0.2
  • 11.0.3
  • 12.0.0
  • 12.0.1
  • 12.0.2

Customers can obtain these patch bundles from BackStage.

Issue #201507-01: Business Logic Vulnerability

Product: OpenAM
Affected versions: 11.0.0-11.0.3, 12.0.1-12.0.2
Component: Core Server, Server Only
Severity: Critical

A specific type of request to /openam/frrest/oauth2/token endpoint can expose user tokens to another user.

Workaround:

Block all access to the /openam/frrest/oauth2/token endpoint.

Resolution:
Use the workaround or deploy the relevant patch bundle.

Issue #201507-02: Cross Site Scripting

Product: OpenAM
Affected versions: 9-9.5.5, 10.0.0-10.0.2, 10.1.0-Xpress, 11.0.0-11.0.3, 12.0.0-12.0.2
Component: Core Server, Server Only
Severity: High

OpenAM is vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks which could lead to session hijacking or phishing.
Affecting 9-9.5.5, 10.0.0-10.0.2, 10.1.0-Xpress, 11.0.0-11.0.3 and 12.0.0-12.0.2:

  • /openam/ccversion/Masthead.jsp

Affecting 10.0.0-10.0.2, 10.1.0-Xpress, 11.0.0-11.0.3 and 12.0.0-12.0.2:

  • /openam/oauth2c/OAuthProxy.jsp

Workaround:

Protect the listed endpoints with the container (for example using the mod_security Apache module) or filter external requests until a patch is deployed.

Resolution:
Use the workaround or deploy the relevant patch bundle.

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